Frank Emmelmann

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Frank Emmelmann
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Medal record
Men’s athletics
Representing  East Germany
European Championships
Gold medal – first place Athens 1982 100 metres
Silver medal – second place Athens 1982 4x100 metres
Silver medal – second place Stuttgart 1986 4x100 metres
Bronze medal – third place Athens 1982 200 metres
European Cup
Gold medal – first place Zagreb 1981 200 metres
Gold medal – first place London 1983 100 metres
Gold medal – first place Moscow 1985 200 metres
Silver medal – second place Zagreb 1981 100 metres
Bronze medal – third place Moscow 1985 100 metres
World Cup
Silver medal – second place Rome 1981 4x100 relay
Silver medal – second place Canberra 1985 200 metres
Bronze medal – third place Rome 1981 100 metres
Bronze medal – third place Rome 1981 200 metres
Bronze medal – third place Canberra 1985 100 metres

Frank Emmelmann (born 15 September 1961 in Groß Börnecke, Saxony-Anhalt) is a retired East German sprinter who specialized in the 100 and 200 metres.

Biography[edit]

In 1981 he was 2nd in the European cup final in the 100 metres, to the 1980 Moscow Olympic 100 metre Champion Allan Wells. But he went on to win the European cup 200 metres afterwards. He finished 3rd in the 100/200 in the "IAAF World cup" in Rome also that year.

At the 1982 European Championships he won the 100 metres and finished third in the 200 metres. In the 4 x 100 metres relay he won a silver medal with teammates Thomas Munkelt, Detlef Kübeck and Olaf Prenzler. At the 1986 European Championships he made the 200 metre final in stuttgurt where he finished 8th, but won a silver medal in the 4 x 100 metres relay with teammates Thomas Schröder, Steffen Bringmann and Olaf Prenzler.

In 1983 he won the European cup final 100 metres in London, then went on to finish an excellent 5th in the 200 metre final at the "IAAF World Championships" in Helsinki. He competed in the 100m as well, but went out in the semi final.

He represented the sports team SC Magdeburg and became East German 100 m champion in 1981, 1982 and 1985 and 200 m champion in 1981, 1984, 1985, 1987 and 1988.[1]

His personal 100 m best time of 10.06 seconds, achieved in June 1986 in Berlin, remained the German record until 2014 when Julian Reus clocked 10.05 seconds during the German Athletics Championships in Ulm. His personal 200 m best time of 20.23 seconds, achieved in August 1985 in Moscow, was the German record until July 2005, when Tobias Unger ran in 20.20.[2]

He married Kirsten Emmelmann, née Siemon.

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