Andreas Wecker

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Andreas Wecker
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1989-0401-017, Andreas Wecker.jpg
Personal information
Born (1970-01-02) 2 January 1970 (age 47)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics

Andreas Wecker (born 2 January 1970 in Staßfurt)[1] is a former German gymnast who had a long and successful career. He was European, World and Olympic champion. His greatest achievement was the gold medal on high bar at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. There, he beat gymnasts of such quality as Vitaly Scherbo and Alexei Nemov. In 1989 Wecker was named the last East German Sportsman of the Year. He competed for the SC Dynamo Berlin/ Sportvereinigung (SV) Dynamo.
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Wecker qualified for the German team for the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Just days before his events, he suffered a serious shoulder injury where he tore a bicep muscle in his shoulder, ending his career. Today, Wecker is the chairman and founder of Andreas Seed Oils, headquartered in Bend, Oregon and distributed through his office in Germany.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympics". sports-reference. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  2. ^ GYMmedia.de Archived December 13, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

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Awards
Preceded by
East Germany Olaf Ludwig
East German Sportsman of the Year
1989
Succeeded by
Germany Boris Becker
(as German Sportsman of the Year)