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Hermann Köhler

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHermann•Köhler
Used nameHermann•Köhler
Born12 January 1950 in Niedermarsberg, Marsberg, Hessen (GER)
Measurements183 cm / 72 kg
AffiliationsTV Wattenscheid, Wattenscheid (GER)
NOC(s) West Germany


Hermann Köhler, a 400 metre , came in fourth with the 4x400 relay at the 1972 München Olympics. At the European Championships he finished sixth in the 400 m in 1971 and won a gold medal with the relay, adding a silver medal three years later. His 4x400 relay team won the 1973 European Cup, after placing fourth in 1970. In the European Indoors Köhler collected another two gold and silver medals. Domestically he was West German Champion in the 400 in 1971, indoors in 1974 and with the relay indoors in 1971, 1973 and 1974. In 1972 he was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf. Köhler became a businessman in a beverage distribution company started by his parents.

Personal Best: 400 - 45.98 (1971).


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1972 Summer Olympics Athletics 4 × 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic West Germany 4 Representing West Germany    

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