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Wolfgang Fischer (Leichtathlet)

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Wolfgang Fischer Leichtathletik
Nation Germany Federal RepublicBundesrepublik Deutschland BR Deutschland
Birthday 27. February 1928
Birthplace Chemnitz-Grüna,German EmpireDeutsches Reich German Empire
Size 175 cm
Weight 67 kg
Date of death 25. November 1987
Place of death Marbach am Neckar,GermanyDeutschland Germany
Career
Discipline Hurdle race
Best performance 400 m hurdles: 51.8 s
Association Stuttgarter Kickers
Sportvg Feuerbach
MTV Ludwigsburg
Trainer Helmut Dorn
Medal table
German championships 2 × Gold 1 × Silber 2 × Bronze
Logo des DLV German Championships
Silver Hamburg 1954 400 m hurdles
Gold Frankfurt on the Main 1955 400 m hurdles
Silver Berlin 1956 400 m hurdles
Silver Düsseldorf 1957 400 m hurdles
Bronze Hanover 1958 400 m hurdles
Bronze Berlin 1960 400 m hurdles

Wilhelm Wolfgang Fischer (born 27 February 1928 in Chemnitz-Grüna; † 25 November 1987 in Marbach am Neckar) was a German hurdler.

Biography

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.

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