Alwin Wagner

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Alwin Josef Wagner (born 11 August 1950 in Melsungen, Hessen) is a West German discus thrower and weight lifter, who was affiliated with University Sportclub Mainz (USC Mainz).

He finished sixth at the 1984 Summer Olympics. In Germany he is also well known for winning five national championships in a row in the years 1981-1985.[1]

His personal best throw was 67.80 metres, achieved in July 1987 in Melsungen. This result ranks him sixth among German discus throwers, behind Jürgen Schult, Lars Riedel, Wolfgang Schmidt, Armin Lemme and Hein-Direck Neu. While competing, he was 1.96 meters tall and weighed 130 kg.[2]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  West Germany
1980 Olympic Boycott Games Philadelphia, United States 3rd 59.48 m
1982 European Championships Athens, Greece 10th 58.10 m
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 6th 64.72 m
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 9th 62.76 m