Frank Schaffer

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Frank Schaffer
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Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  East Germany
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1980 Moscow 4 × 400 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Moscow 400 m

Frank Schaffer (born 23 October 1958 in Stalinstadt (today Eisenhüttenstadt), Bezirk Frankfurt) is a retired East German athlete who specialised in the 400 metres.

He won the bronze medal in the 400 metres at the 1980 Summer Olympics in a lifetime best time of 44.87 seconds. He also assisted the East German team of Klaus Thiele, Andreas Knebel and Volker Beck in winning the silver medal in the 4 × 400 metres relay.

His personal best time of 44.87 seconds ranks him eighth among German 400 m sprinters, behind Thomas Schönlebe, Erwin Skamrahl, Ingo Schultz, Karl Honz, Hartmut Weber, Mathias Schersing and Jens Carlowitz.[1]

Frank Schaffer retired from athletics in 1984.

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