Erich Lehmann

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLeberecht Julius Erich Ernst•Lehmann
Used nameErich•Lehmann
Born12 September 1890 in Treppendorf, Lübben, Brandenburg (GER)
Died9 July 1917
Measurements170 cm / 62 kg
AffiliationsCharlottenburger Turn-Gemeinde, Berlin (GER)
NOC Germany


Runner Erich Lehmann was eliminated in the heats of the 400 and 800 metres at the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games. He was also a member of the 4x400 relay which was also eliminated in the heats. The same year he became German Champion in the 800. In 1913 Lehmann set a world record in the 1000 (indoor) and in 1914 another one in the 500. He was killed in action during World War I in 1917 presumably near Berlin, as he is buried in the war cemetery at Berlin-Neukölln.

Personal Bests: 400 – 50.6 (1911); 800 - 2:00.0 (1912).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics GER Erich Lehmann
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 4 h12 r1/3
800 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 h7 r1/3
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Germany 2 h2 r1/2

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