|Born||8 March 1958|
At the 1982 European Championships he finished fourth in the 200 metres, won a bronze medal in the 4 x 100 metres relay and a gold medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay. Earlier that year he had won the 200 m at the 1982 European Indoor Championships in a new championship record of 21.20 seconds.
At the 1983 World Championships he finished fourth in the 400 metres and won a silver medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay. He then competed in the 1984 Olympic relay, finished eighth in 400 m at the 1986 European Championships and fifth in 200 m at the 1987 European Indoor Championships.
His personal best time in 400 m was 44.50 seconds, achieved in July 1983 in Munich. This ranks him second among German 400 m sprinters, only behind Thomas Schönlebe who ran 44.33 seconds. In 200 m, his best time was 20.44 seconds, only 0.01 second behind Norbert Dobeleit and Stefan Holz who occupy the top two places on the German all-time ranking.
|European Record Holder Men's 400m
26 July 1983 - 20 August 1987
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