Walter Adams

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWalter•Adams
Used nameWalter•Adams
Born15 March 1945 in Wasseralfingen,Aalen, Baden-Württemberg (GER)
Measurements172 cm / 67 kg
Affiliations1. FV Salamander Kornwestheim, Kornwestheim (GER)
NOC West Germany


Walter Adams’ sporting career led to national championships over 800 metres in 1968-69 and 1972. In 1970 he was national runner-up and ran on the winning 4×800 m relay team. Adams equaled the European record over 800 m in 1970 and set two records in the 4×800 m relay (1966) and the 4×880 yds. relay (1968). In 1968 he was awarded the “Silbernes Lorbeerblatt” (Bayleaf in Silver) after his fourth place at the Mexico Olympics. In 1972 he was eliminated in the heats due to an injury. Walter Adams later owned a photo-design-studio, but in 1984 he sold all his properties and sailed around the world on his own boat.

Personal Bests: 800 – 1:44.90 (1970); 1500 – 3:37.5 (1968).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Athletics FRG Walter Adams
800 metres, Men (Olympic) 4
1972 Summer Olympics Athletics FRG Walter Adams
800 metres, Men (Olympic) AC h5 r1/3

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