Andreas Wecker

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Andreas Wecker
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Personal information
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics

Andreas Wecker (born 2 January 1970 in Staßfurt)[1] is a former German gymnast who had a long and successful career. His greatest achievement was the gold medal on high bar at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. There, he beat gymnasts of such quality as Vitaly Scherbo and Alexei Nemov. In 1989 he was named the last East German Sportsman of the Year. He competed for the SC Dynamo Berlin/ Sportvereinigung (SV) Dynamo.
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Andreas had a serious shoulder injury during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney where he tore a bicep muscle from his shoulder.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympics". sports-reference. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  2. ^ GYMmedia.de
Awards
Preceded by
East Germany Olaf Ludwig
East German Sportsman of the Year
1989
Succeeded by
Germany Boris Becker
(as German Sportsman of the Year)