Raymond Hecht

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Raymond Hecht (born 11 November 1968 in Gardelegen, Saxony-Anhalt) is a retired German javelin thrower. He represented SC Magdeburg in former East Germany.

His personal best throw is 92.60 metres, achieved in July 1995 in Oslo. This places him fourth on the all-time performers list. This is also the current German record, Hecht set five German records in total (note that East German Uwe Hohn threw 104.80 metres with the old javelin design).


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  East Germany
1987 European Junior Championships Birmingham, England 3rd
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 10th 77.72 m
Representing  Germany
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 12th 70.58 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 23rd 75.00 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 81.18 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th 83.30 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 4th 86.88 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 13th 79.38 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd 86.63 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 5th 85.92 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 4th 87.76 m = SB
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 5th 86.46 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 5th 83.95 m

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