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Dieter Lindner (born 18 January 1937 in Nebra) is a former East German athlete who mainly competed in the 20 kilometre walk.

Dieter Lindner
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Dieter Lindner (left)
Medal record
Men’s Athletics
Olympic Games
Representing  Germany
Silver medal – second place 1964 Tokyo 20km Walk
European Championships
Representing  East Germany
Gold medal – first place 1966 Budapest 20km Walk

He won the silver medal for the United Team of Germany in the 20 kilometre walk at the 1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo and the gold medal at the 1966 European Championships in Athletics. Other achievements include a fourth place at the 1960 Summer Olympics and a sixth place at the 1962 European Championships in Athletics.


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Dieter Lindner". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 25 October 2012.