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Bodo Tümmler (born 8 December 1943) is a German former middle-distance runner. He competed for West Germany at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics in the 1500 meter event, and won a bronze medal in 1968.[1]

Bodo Tümmler
Bodo Tümmler 1968.jpg
Personal information
Born (1943-12-08) 8 December 1943 (age 75)
Toruń, Poland
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Event(s)1500 m
ClubSC Charlottenburg, Berlin
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)3:36.5 (1968)


Tümmler was born in Thorn, West-Prussia, now Toruń, Poland. He entered the 1968 Olympics as the reigning European Champion. The 1500 m final was run at a fast pace and at the start of the last lap the eventual Olympic Champion Kipchoge Keino had already established a substantial lead. Tümmler and his countryman Harald Norpoth were in second and third place but were outsprinted by the world-record holder Jim Ryun on the last lap.[2]


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