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Wolfgang Reinhardt

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWolfgang•Reinhardt
Used nameWolfgang•Reinhardt
Born6 May 1943 in Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg (GER)
Died11 June 2011 in München (Munich), Bayern (GER)
Measurements178 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsBayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality West Germany


Pole vaulter Wolfgang Reinhardt surprisingly won the silver medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games ahead of his team mate Klaus Lehnertz. He claimed West German titles in 1963-65, also winning indoors in 1963 and 1968. For his Olympic success he was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf. He was educated as a process engraver and then studied sports from 1961 at the Sports University Köln (Cologne). Reinharrd later married Ortrud Mentges, sister of runner and non-Olympian Manfred Mentges. His brother Hartmut was also a pole vaulter.

Personal Best: PV – 5.25 (1974).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics GER FRG Wolfgang Reinhardt
Pole Vault, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver