Michael Mertens

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Michael Mertens (born 27 December 1965 in Stelle, Lower Saxony) is a retired German shot putter.

He represented the sports clubs VfL Wolfsburg and LG Göttingen, and won silver medals at the German championships in 1997 and 2000.[1]

His personal best throw was 20.24 metres, achieved in June 1998 in Iffezheim.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Germany
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 12th 18.64 m[3]
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 11th 18.69 m
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 16th (q) 19.07 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 13th (q) 19.43 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 8th 19.91 m
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 8th 19.68 m
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 8th 19.67 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 19th (q) 19.37 m
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 7th 19.89 m
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 26th (q) 18.72 m


  1. ^ West German championships, shot put men
  2. ^ World men's all-time best shot put (last updated 2001)
  3. ^ 1994 European Indoor Championships results, men's shot put final - Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite