Urban Cleve

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameUrban•Cleve
Used nameUrban•Cleve
Born24 November 1930 in Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Measurements176 cm / 63 kg
AffiliationsKTSV Preussen 1855, Krefeld (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality West Germany


From 1970-73 Urban Cleve was second vice-president of the German Union of former track and field athletes and then served as chairman of the group from 1990-94. He was educated as a civil construction engineer, specializing in power stations. Cleve won German national titles in the 800 in 1951, in the 3×1000 m in 1952, and in the 4×400 relay in 1955. He also took part in the 1953 FISU Sport Weeks and won three golds: in the 800 m, the 4×400 m relay, and the sprint medley relay. At the Helsinki Games in 1952 he was eliminated in the semifinals over 800 metres.

Personal Best: 800 – 1:50.0 (1951).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1952 Summer Olympics Athletics GER FRG Urban Cleve
800 metres, Men (Olympic) 5 h1 r2/3
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany DNS