Karl-Hans Riehm

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Karl-Hans Riehm
Personal information
Born 31 May 1951

Karl-Hans Riehm (born 31 May 1951 in Konz, Rhineland-Palatinate) is a former West German hammer thrower.

Biography[edit]

His biggest success came at the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, United States where he won the silver medal. At the previous Olympics he had a tenth place from 1972 and a fourth place from 1976. In addition he won the bronze medal at the 1978 European Championships and finished seventh at the 1983 World Championships.

His personal best throw was 80.80 metres, achieved in July 1980 in Rhede. This ranks him tenth among German hammer throwers, behind Ralf Haber, Heinz Weis, Karsten Kobs, Günther Rodehau, Holger Klose, Christoph Sahner, Klaus Ploghaus, Markus Esser and Matthias Moder.[1]

References[edit]

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This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.


Records
Preceded by
Soviet Union Aleksey Spiridonov
Men's Hammer World Record Holder
May 19, 1975 – August 14, 1975
Succeeded by
West Germany Walter Schmidt
Preceded by
Soviet Union Boris Zaychuk
Men's Hammer World Record Holder
August 6, 1978 – May 16, 1980
Succeeded by
Soviet Union Yuriy Sedykh