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Dieter Steinmann

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDieter-Jürgen•Steinmann
Used nameDieter•Steinmann
Born2 April 1950 in Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Measurements180 cm / 74 kg
AffiliationsTV Wattenscheid, Wattenscheid (GER)
NOC West Germany


Sprinter Dieter Steinmann started at the 1976 Montréal Olympics but was eliminated in the second round of the 100, also making the semifinals with the 4x100 relay. With the relay he placed fourth at the 1975 and 1977 European Cup. Domestically Steinmann also competed in the long jump. He earned national titles with the sprint relay in 1973-77 and in the 100 in 1976, when he was also second in the 200.

From 1971-1977 Steinmann studied at the German Sport University in Köln (Cologne). He then trained as an export merchant and went to England and the United States for further training. Steinmann loved cars and had a weakness for antiques.

Personal Best: 100 – 10.36 (1976).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Summer Olympics Athletics FRG Dieter Steinmann
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 7 h4 r2/4
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) West Germany 5 h2 r2/3

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