Walter Mahlendorf (right) at the 1960 Olympics
4 January 1935 |
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||81 kg (179 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||100 m – 10.4 (1958)|
Walter Mahlendorf (born 4 January 1935) is a retired West German sprinter who won a gold medal in the 4×100 m relay at the 1960 Summer Olympics. The German team finished second behind the American team, equaling its own world record of 39.5, but the Americans were later disqualified for an incorrect exchange.
Mahlendorf was also a member of the German's 4×100 m relay team that won a gold medal at the 1958 European Championships. Mahlendorf never won a national sprint title. After retiring from competitions he worked as a director of a sports complex in Bochum.
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