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Walter Nehb

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWalter•Nehb
Used nameWalter•Nehb
Born3 December 1908 in Rastatt, Baden-Württemberg (GER)
Died6 March 1966 in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen (GER)
Measurements173 cm
AffiliationsTurnverein Rastatt
NOC(s) Germany


In 1950 German 400 metre runner Walter Nehb published the textbook Athletics Textbook 400m Hurdles. He had already participated in the demonstration group of the German Sports University of Berlin (DHfL) at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. In Los Angeles, he was eliminated in the heats of the 400 metres and came in fourth with the 4x400 metres relay. The same year he was third at the German Championships. Nehb participated in five international matches. He was trained at the DHfL in Berlin as a sports teacher. A bridge in Rastatt has been named for him.

Personal Best: 400 – 49.0 (1931).


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics 400 metres, Men Olympic 4 h4 r1/4 Representing Germany    
  4 × 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic Germany 4