Hagen Melzer

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Hagen Melzer
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing  East Germany
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1987 Rome 3,000 m steeplechase

Hagen Melzer (born 16 June 1959 in Bautzen) is a former (East) German middle and long distance runner who specialized in the 3000 m steeplechase.

He won the gold medal at the 1986 European Championships in Stuttgart. A year later he won the silver medal at the 1987 World Championships in Rome, where he set a national record at 8:10.32 minutes. This remained his career best time, and places him second on the German all-time performers list behind Damian Kallabis, who ran in 8:09.48 minutes in 1999.[1] At the Olympic Games he finished tenth in 1988 and did not reach the final in 1992.

Melzer won seven East German national titles, in 1980, 1983 and the years 1985-1989.[2] He represented the sports clubs SC Einheit Dresden and, after the German reunification, Dresdner SC. He won the German title in 1991 for his new club.[3]


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  2. ^ East German championships, men's 3000 m steeplechase
  3. ^ German championships, men's 3000 m steeplechase