Boris Henry

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Boris Obergföll
Personal information
Birth name Boris Henry
Born 14 December 1973 (1973-12-14) (age 43)
Völklingen, West Germany
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 105 kg (231 lb)
Spouse(s) Christina Obergföll (m. 2013)
Sport
Country  Germany
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Javelin throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 90.44 m (1997)

Boris Obergföll ( Henry; born 14 December 1973) is a retired German track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw. He won a bronze medal in the World Championships twice (1995 and 2003). His personal best throw was 90.44 metres, set in July 1997.[1] This ranks him fourth among German javelin (new implement) throwers, behind Johannes Vetter, Thomas Röhler and Raymond Hecht.

He also competed in the javelin throw at the 1996 Summer Olympics (fifth place) and the 2000 Summer Olympics (seventh place). He was entered into the 2004 Summer Olympics but did not start the competition and retired thereafter.[2]

He represented SV Saar 05 Saarbrücken and was trained by Klaus Bartonietz. He is 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) tall and weighed 105 kilograms (231 lb) while he was competing. He is married to Christina Obergföll, whose surname he adopted upon marriage.[2][3][4]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Germany
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 2nd 76.04 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 14th 77.42 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 11th 76.88 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd 86.08 m
Military World Games Rome, Italy 1st 84.80 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 5th 85.68 m
1997 European Cup Munich, Germany 3rd 85.42 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 6th 84.54 m
IAAF Grand Prix Final Fukuoka, Japan 2nd 86.76 m
1998 European Cup Saint Petersburg, Russia 1st 84.77 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 6th 85.43 m
Military World Games Zagreb, Croatia 1st 85.69 m GR
2000 European Cup Gateshead, United Kingdom 3rd 82.83 m
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 8th 85.78 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 6th 85.52 m
IAAF Grand Prix Final Melbourne, Australia 3rd 85.43 m
Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 5th 82.34 m
2002 European Cup Annecy, France 3rd 83.90 m
European Championships Munich, Germany 3rd 85.33 m
IAAF World Cup Madrid, Spain 2nd 81.60 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 3rd 84.74 m

National titles[edit]

Seasonal bests[edit]

  • 1989 – 58.20
  • 1990 – 65.86
  • 1991 – 74.78
  • 1992 – 77.34
  • 1993 – 84.12
  • 1994 – 82.02
  • 1995 – 88.46
  • 1996 – 88.00
  • 1997 – 90.44
  • 1998 – 89.21
  • 1999 – 88.62
  • 2000 – 86.65
  • 2001 – 86.53
  • 2002 – 86.67
  • 2003 – 88.10
  • 2004 – 86.86
  • 2006 – 68.89

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Ewige" Bestenliste der deutschen Leichtathletik" ["Eternal" top list of German track and field athletics] (PDF). Leichtathletik.de (in German). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-03-06. 
  2. ^ a b "Boris Henry". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 
  3. ^ "Wie aus Boris Henry Herr Obergföll wird" [How from Boris Henry will become Mr. Obergföll]. Welt.de (in German). 19 August 2013.  (English via Google Translate)
  4. ^ "Christina und Boris Obergföll, geb. Henry, haben geheiratet" [Christina and Boris Obergföll, b. Henry, have married]. Badische Zeitung (in German). 13 September 2013.  (English via Google Translate)

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