Frank Schaffer

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Frank Schaffer
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Medal record
Men's Athletics
Competitor for  East Germany
Olympic Games
Silver 1980 Moscow 4x400 m relay
Bronze 1980 Moscow 400 m

Frank Schaffer (born October 23, 1958 in Eisenhüttenstadt) is a retired East German athlete who specialized in the 400 metres.

He won the bronze medal in the 400 metres at the 1980 Summer Olympics in a lifetime best time of 44.87 seconds. He also assisted the East German team of Klaus Thiele, Andreas Knebel and Volker Beck in winning the silver medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay.

His personal best time of 44.87 seconds ranks him eighth among German 400 m sprinters, behind Thomas Schönlebe, Erwin Skamrahl, Ingo Schultz, Karl Honz, Hartmut Weber, Mathias Schersing and Jens Carlowitz.[1]

Frank Schaffer retired from athletics in 1984.


This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.
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