|1956 Melbourne||4x100 metre relay|
|Representing West Germany|
|1954 Bern||100 metres|
|1954 Bern||200 metres|
Heinrich ("Heinz") Ludwig Fütterer (born 14 October 1931) is a German athlete, who mainly competed in sprint events. He was born in Illingen. His nickname is "Weisser Blitz" which means "White Flash" because he was the only white man who could keep up with the black runners at that time.
Fütterer competed for the United Team of Germany in the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Melbourne, Australia where he won the bronze medal in the 4 x 100 metre relay with his teammates Lothar Knörzer, Leonhard Pohl and Manfred Germar but didn't reach the 100m final.
In 1954 he won two gold medals at the European Championships in Bern, Switzerland, in 1958 he won the relay with Germany.
His best time in the 100 meters was 10.2 seconds, equalling the world record held by Jesse Owens and a number of other sprinters. He ran the race in Japan 1954. His best in the 200 meter was 20.8 seconds. He was part of the German world record 4 × 100 m relay of 1958.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Heinz Fütterer.|
- Alfons Bitterwolf, Gustav Bitterwolf: Heinz Fütterer, der weiße Blitz. Biografie. Bitterwolf, Illingen/Rastatt 1955, ASIN B0000BGL0Q
- Michael Dittrich, Daniel Merkel: Der "Weiße Blitz" - Das Leben des Heinz Fütterer. Verlag Die Werkstatt, Göttingen 2006, ISBN 3-89533-547-9
|German Sportsman of the Year
Hans Günter Winkler
|European Record Holder Men's 100m
31 October 1954 - 30 July 1957
|European Record Holder Men's 200m
29 August 1954 - 14 September 1957