Walter Mahlendorf

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Olympic medal record
Men’s athletics
Competitor for  Germany
Gold medal – first place 1960 Rome 4x100 m relay

Walter Mahlendorf (born 4 January 1935 in Sarstedt) is a former West German athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1960 Summer Olympics.

Mahlendorf was born in Sarstedt.

At the Rome Olympics Walter Mahlendorf was eliminated in the heats of 100 m and ran the third leg in the German's 4x100 m relay team. In the final the Germans finished second behind the United States, but 15 minutes after the final it was announced that the USA had been disqualified for an incorrect exchange. Germany's time, 39.5 equalled their own world record.

Mahlendorf was also a member of German's gold medal winning 4x100 m relay team at the 1958 European Championships.


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