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NORDWIG Wolfgang (1943) Germany / Track and field
Was the first European to win the pole vaulting event at the Munich games in 1972, an event that had been dominated by the Americans for more than 70 yearsNordwig took advantage of an Olympic rule then forbidding the American athletes from using the fibreglass poles they usually used in international competitions.He made a breach, and from then on the sport was dominated by Europeans, After his games Nordwig, who is a professional engineer, made his own fibreglass poles. At that time fibreglass poles were not imported to East Germany.
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