Wolfgang Fischer (Leichtathlet)
|Birthday||27. February 1928|
|Date of death||25. November 1987|
|Place of death||Marbach am Neckar,Germany|
|Best performance||400 m hurdles: 51.8 s|
Wilhelm Wolfgang Fischer (born 27 February 1928 in Chemnitz-Grüna; † 25 November 1987 in Marbach am Neckar) was a German hurdler.
Wolfgang Fischer fled the German Democratic Republic for the Federal Republic of Germany at the end of 1953, where he joined the Stuttgarter Kickers. A year later he competed as a West German athlete at the European Championships in the 400 m hurdles, but was eliminated in the preliminary heat. A few weeks earlier, he had won the silver medal in the same discipline at the German Championships. The athlete was also successful at the Württemberg Championships, winning the gold medal in all three hurdle events (110 m, 200 m and 400 m). One year later he became German champion in the 400 m hurdles at the German Championships in Frankfurt am Main. This was followed by two more silver and bronze medals at German Championships and participation in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. He competed in the 400-meter hurdles, but was eliminated in the preliminary heat. Two years later, he still managed to win the gold medal in this discipline at the Southern German Championships.
In 1963 he married the sprinter and hurdler Renate Renz, who also started for the Stuttgarter Kickers.
- Wolfgang Fischer in the database of Olympedia.org (English)
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||german hurdler|
|DATE OF BIRTH||27. February 1928|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Chemnitz-Grüna|
|STERBEDATUM||25. November 1987|
|DESTINATION||Marbach am Neckar|