Wolfgang Hanisch

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Wolfgang Hanisch
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Wolfgang Hanisch on 1977-07-02 in Dresden
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Competitor for  East Germany
Olympic Games
Bronze 1980 Moscow Javelin throw
European Athletics Championships
Bronze 1971 Helsinki Javelin throw
Silver 1974 Rome Javelin throw
Bronze 1978 Prague Javelin throw

Wolfgang Hanisch (born 6 March 1951 in Großkorbetha, Sachsen-Anhalt) was an East German athlete who mainly competed in the javelin throw.

Hanisch had a long and successful international career competing for East Germany. He medalled in three consecutive editions of the European Athletics Championships, in Helsinki 1971, Rome 1974 and Prague 1978. His only Olympic appearance was the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow, Soviet Union; there too, Hanisch was successful, winning the javelin bronze medal with a throw of 86.72 metres. However, gold in major meets eluded Hanisch. His most notable victory was in the 1979 IAAF World Cup in Montreal, Canada, when he brought the East German team the full points with a throw of 86.48.[1]

Hanisch's personal best (with the old javelin design), thrown in Helsinki, Finland on June 28, 1978, was 91.14 metres, an East German record at the time.

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  1. ^ "IAAF World Cup in Athletics". Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 2009-11-09.