Helmut Janz

Intro West German hurdler
Was Athlete
From Germany
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 11 April 1934, Gladbeck, Germany
Death 8 November 2000, Neu-Ulm, Germany (aged 66 years)
Star sign Aries
Height: 5' 9½"
Weight: 154

Helmut Janz (April 11, 1934 Gladbeck, Germany – November 19, 2000 Neu-Ulm, Germany) was a German track and field athlete. He finished fourth behind an American sweep in the 400 metres hurdles at the 1960 Olympics. Later in the season he achieved a European record at 49.9. He was the West German champion at 400 hurdles seven times in a row (1957-1963). In 1963 he was awarded the Rudolf Harbig Memorial Prize.

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