Markus Baur

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Olympic medalist
Baur on March 24th, 2007
Medal record
Men's handball
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens Team competition

Markus Baur (born 22 January 1971) is a German handball player and is considered[by whom?] one of the world's best players on his position.

Born in Meersburg, he is a member of the German national handball team since 1994, making his debut against the Moroccan national handball team on 4 August in Balingen. The German handball player of the years 2000 and 2002, he won the 2004 European Men's Handball Championship and the 2007 World Men's Handball Championship. As of January 2007, he has made 200 international matches with 615 goals.

In the Bundesliga Baur played for SG Wallau-Massenheim from 1993 to 1997, between 1997 and 1998 for TV Niederwürzbach and from 1998 to 2001 for HSG Wetzlar. Since 2001, he plays for TBV Lemgo, winning the National Championship of Germany with his team in 2003 and the EHF Cup in 2006. In 1994 and 2002, he has also won the National Cup of Germany.

Baur is married and has one daughter, named Chiara, and two sons, named Mika and Kimi.