Josef Waitzer

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Josef Waitzer
Josef Waitzer at the 1912 Olympics
Personal information
Born 1 May 1884
Haidhausen, Munich, Germany
Died 28 March 1966 (aged 81)
Korbach, Germany
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus throw, javelin throw, pentathlon
Club TSV 1860 München
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) DT – 41.70 m (1910)[1][2]

Josef Waitzer (1 May 1884 – 28 March 1966) was a German track and field athlete who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics. He placed 19th in the javelin throw and 16th in the discus throw, and failed to finish the pentathlon event.[1]


He was born on 1 May 1884. After retiring from competitions Waitzer worked as athletics coach and functionary. He headed the Bavarian Athletics Federation in 1948–1950 and 1951–1953.[3] He died on 28 March 1966.


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  2. ^ Josef Waitzer.
  3. ^ Die Kontaktpersonen im Bayerischen Leichtathletik-Verband e.V. 5 May 2015