Walter Schmidt (hammer thrower)

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For the baseball player, see Walter Schmidt (baseball).

Walter Schmidt (born August 7, 1948 in Lahr, Baden-Württemberg) is a retired male hammer thrower from West Germany, who was one of the leading athletes in his discipline in the 1970s, setting two world records. He ended up in fifth place at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada.

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Records
Preceded by
Soviet Union Anatoliy Bondarchuk
Men's Hammer World Record Holder
September 4, 1971 – July 4, 1974
Succeeded by
East Germany Reinhard Theimer
Preceded by
West Germany Karl-Hans Riehm
Men's Hammer World Record Holder
August 14, 1975 – July 9, 1978
Succeeded by
Soviet Union Boris Zaychuk