Heinz Weis

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Heinz Weis
Personal information
Born (1963-07-14) 14 July 1963 (age 55)
Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight125 kg (276 lb)
Event(s)Hammer throw
ClubTV 1863 Germania Trier
LG Bayer Leverkusen
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)83.04 m (1997)

Heinz Weis (born 14 July 1963) is a male former hammer thrower from Germany. He competed for West Germany until 1990.

Weis was born in Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, and at club level represented TV 1863 Germania Trier. He was coached initially by Ernst Klement and later by LG Bayer Leverkusen coaches Rudolf Hars and Bernhard Rieder. He competed in four Olympic Games. His personal best throw was 83.04 metres, achieved in June 1997 in Frankfurt. This ranks him second among German hammer throwers, only behind Ralf Haber.[1]

While he was active he was 1.93 m and 125 kg. He has one daughter (Theresa).

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  West Germany
1985 World Student Games Kobe, Japan 1st 76.00 m
1987 World Student Games Zagreb, SFR Yugoslavia 2nd 76.98 m
World Championships Rome, Italy 6th 80.18 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 5th 79.16 m
1989 World Student Games Duisburg, West Germany 2nd 79.58 m
IAAF World Cup Barcelona, Spain 1st 77.68 m
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 8th 75.48 m
Representing  Germany
1991 World Student Games Sheffield, United Kingdom 3rd 75.62 m
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 3rd 80.44 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 6th 76.90 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 78.48 m
IAAF World Cup London, United Kingdom 3rd 80.32 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden DNS
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, Georgia, United States 5th 79.78 m
IAAF Grand Prix Final Milan, Italy 3rd 78.38 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 1st 81.78 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 4th 80.04 m
IAAF World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 2nd 80.13 m
IAAF Grand Prix Final Moscow, Russia 7th 77.03 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 18th 74.71 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 26th 73.51 m
IAAF Grand Prix Final Doha, Qatar 5th 77.97 m


  1. ^ "German all-time lists (updated September 2006)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 July 2007. Retrieved 15 January 2007.