Gerhard Mayer

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Gerhard Mayer
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Personal information
Born (1980-05-20) May 20, 1980 (age 36)
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 109 kg (240 lb)
Country  Austria
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus
Updated on 12 August 2012.

Gerhard Mayer (born May 20, 1980 in Vienna) is a male discus thrower from Austria.

He represented his native country at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he ended up in 18th place in the overall-rankings. He also competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics, finishing in 24th place.[1] Mayer is best known for winning the gold medal in the men's discus event at the 2007 Summer Universiade in Bangkok, Thailand.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Austria
1999 European Junior Championships Riga, Latvia 6th 49.65 m[2]
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 10th 53.30 m[3]
2005 Universiade İzmir, Turkey 9th 58.29 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 15th (q) 59.54 m
2007 Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 1st 61.55 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 18th (q) 61.32 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 8th 63.17 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 15th (q) 60.76 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 21st (q) 61.47 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th 62.85 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 24th (q) 60.81 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 18th (q) 59.85 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 15th (q) 60.78 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 30th (q) 57.73 m


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