Carsten Fischer

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Carsten Fischer
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Born August 29, 1961

Carsten ("Calle") Fischer (born August 29, 1961) is a former field hockey player from West Germany, who competed at four Summer Olympics for his native country. He won the golden medal with his team at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, after securing silver at the two previous Olympics in Los Angeles (1984) and Seoul (1988). At his fourth Olympic games, in Atlanta (1996), he came fourth. Fischer was nicknamed The Man with The Hammer for his ferocious penalty corners. He played 259 international matches for Germany, scored a total number of 154 goals and played club hockey at HTC Uhlenhorst Mülheim in Mülheim an der Ruhr. He was born in Duisburg. In 1990 he was diagnosed with diabetes and lost all his hair. He finished his international sports career in 1996, and his national career the next year.