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Dieter Lindner

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameDieter•Lindner
Used nameDieter•Lindner
Born18 January 1937 in Nebra, Sachsen-Anhalt (GER)
Measurements174 cm / 66 kg
AffiliationsBSG Fortschritt Weißenfels, Weißenfels (GER) / SV Halle, Halle (Saale) (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality East Germany

Biography

Race walker Dieter Lindner was educated as a locksmith, but eventually worked as a sports teacher and coach. After German reunification he worked for his homeclub SC Chemie Halle as a race walking coach. In his three consecutive Olympic appearances starting for the mixed German team he was disqualified at the 1956 Melbourne Games, finished an unfortunate fourth 1960 in Roma, and eventually won a silver medal in Tokyo 1964, all over 20 km. He had a similar development at the European Championships: disqualified in 1958, sixth in 1962 and gold medal in 1966. Lindner won three East German titles, adding six runner-ups. His son Bernhard also became a nationally successful race walker.

Personal Best: 20kmW – 1-26:59 (1968).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1956 Summer Olympics Athletics GER GDR Dieter Lindner
20 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) AC
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics GER GDR Dieter Lindner
20 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) 4
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics GER GDR Dieter Lindner
20 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver

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