Torsten Voss

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Torsten Voss (sometimes listed as Thorsten Voss, born 23 May 1963 in Güstrow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) is an East German-German track and field athlete and bobsledder who competed from the late 1980s to the late 1990s.

His biggest success was when he won the world title in the decathlon at the 1987 World Championships in Rome as a representative for East Germany. He achieved a personal best score of 8680 points and was chosen as the East German sportsman of the year. In 1988 in the Seoul Summer Olympic Games he won the silver medal behind fellow East German, Christian Schenk. His personal best of 8680 points ranks him fifth among German decathletes, behind Jürgen Hingsen, Uwe Freimuth, Siegfried Wentz and Frank Busemann.

In 1994 Voss switched to bobsleigh and was a pusher for Harald Czudaj and Wolfgang Hoppe. He won three medals in the four-man event at the FIBT World Championships with one silver (1997 with Dirk Wiese) and two bronzes (1995 with Czudaj, 1996 with Hoppe). Voss also finished eighth in the four-man event at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano.

As a track and field athlete he was 1.86 meters tall and weighed 88 kilograms.

Other results in decathlon[edit]

  • 1981 Junior-European championship: 2nd place
  • 1982 Junior-World record: 8387 Points; East German champion
  • 1983 World championship in Helsinki; East German champion
  • 1987 East German champion
  • 1990 East German champion
  • 1993 (after a break for injury) Second place in the German championship (8037 points)

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
East Germany Olaf Ludwig
East German Sportsman of the Year
1987
Succeeded by
East Germany Olaf Ludwig