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Wilhelm Leichum
Olympic jumper

Wilhelm Leichum

Wilhelm Leichum
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Intro Olympic jumper
Was Runner Athlete Sprinter
From Germany
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 12 May 1911, Neu-Isenburg, Offenbach, Darmstadt Government Region, Hesse
Death 19 July 1941, Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia (aged 30 years)
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Biography

Wilhelm Leichum (May 12, 1911, Neu-Isenburg, Grand Duchy of Hesse – July 19, 1941, Gorky) was a German athlete who competed mainly in the long jump and 100 metres.

Leichum was born in Hesse. He competed for Germany in the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Berlin, Germany in the 4 x 100 metre relay where he won the bronze medal with his team mates Erich Borchmeyer, Erwin Gillmeister and Gerd Hornberger. He was also 4th in the long jump. He was European Champion in the long jump both in 1934 and 1938.

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