Jörg Drehmel

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Jörg Drehmel
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Jörg Drehmel in 1970
Personal information
Born 3 May 1945 (1945-05-03) (age 71)
Trantow, Germany
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Triple jump
Club ASK Vorwärts Potsdam
Coached by Heinz Rieger
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 17.31 (1972)[1]

Jörg Drehmel (born 3 May 1945) is a retired East German triple jumper who won a silver medal at the 1972 Olympics. He was the European champion in 1971.[2]

Drehmel first tried his hand at the javelin throw and the decathlon before switching to the triple jump in 1966. His first big success came with a win at the European Cup in 1970, where he was the first German jumper to set a record with the first-ever jump over 17 meters. His jump of 17.16 meters to win the European Championship in 1971 did not qualify as a record due to excessive tail wind.[2]

Drehmel had a degree in electronics and was an officer in the National People's Army. At the end of his career in 1977 he became a youth coach for long and triple jump athletes. At the demise of the GDR he lost this position, and later joined the state sports association in the state of Brandenburg.[2] At present he is the honorary jumping coach at SC Potsdam. He resides in Stahnsdorf near Potsdam.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jörg Drehmel. trackfield.brinkster.net
  2. ^ a b c Jörg Drehmel. sports-reference