Günther Rodehau

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Günther Rodehau
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1985-0803-028, Gunther Rodehau.jpg
Günther Rodehau in 1985
Personal information
Birth nameGerhard Günther Rodehau
Born (1959-07-06) July 6, 1959 (age 60)
Meissen, East Germany
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight115 kg (254 lb)
Country East Germany
SportTrack and Field
Event(s)Hammer throw
ClubSC Einheit Dresden
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)82.64 m (1985)

Gerhard Günther Rodehau (born 6 July 1959 in Meißen, Saxony) is a retired East German hammer thrower.

Rodehau represented the sports club SC Einheit Dresden, and became East German champion in 1986 and 1990.[1]

His personal best throw was 82.64 metres, achieved in August 1985 in Dresden. This ranks him fourth among German hammer throwers, behind Ralf Haber, Heinz Weis and Karsten Kobs.[2]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  East Germany
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 77.08 m
1985 World Cup Canberra, Australia 2nd 78.44 m [3]
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 4th 79.84 m
Goodwill Games Moscow, Soviet Union 8th 74.50 m
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 9th 76.18 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 12th 72.36 m
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 4th 77.90 m


  1. ^ East German championships, men's hammer throw sport-komplett.de Retrieved 11 April 2008
  2. ^ "German all-time lists (updated September 2006)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 April 2008. Retrieved 11 April 2008.
  3. ^ IAAF World Cup in Athletics - GBR Athletics