|born on||2 January 1937 at 07:30 (= 07:30 AM )|
|Place||Köln, Germany, 50n55, 6e57|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||11°28' 15°19 Asc. 24°22'|
German athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1960 Summer Olympics.
Lauer was a German champion in 110 m hurdles from 1956 to 1960 and in decathlon in 1956.
At the 1958 European Championships, Lauer won the gold in 110 m hurdles. In 1958 Lauer also ran his first world record, being a member of German's 4x100 m relay team, which ran 39.5. In 1959, Lauer ran his second world record (13.2), this time in his main event of 110 m hurdles. At the end of the year he was named Athlete of the Year by the sportsmagazine Track & Field News, the first ever of the annual election.
At the Rome Olympics Lauer was again fourth in 110 m hurdles and ran the anchoring leg in the German's 4x100 m relay team. In the final the Germans finished second behind the United States, but 15 minutes after the final it was announced that the USA had been disqualified for an incorrect exchange. Germany's time, 39.5 equalled their own world record.
After the Olympics Lauer was forced to retire from sports due the injury. He worked as Director for Triumph Adler for many years.
Between 1962 and 1968 he published numerous records, singing in the country-style, and sold about 9 million copies.
Arno Müller, vol 2
- Vocation : Sports : Track and Field