Karl-Hans Riehm

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Karl-Hans Riehm
Personal information
Born (1951-05-31) 31 May 1951 (age 72)
Konz, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany
Height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight112 kg (247 lb)
Country West Germany
SportMen’s athletics
Event(s)Men's Hammer throw
ClubSV Germania Trier
TV Wattenscheid
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)80.80 m (1980)
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  West Germany
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1984 Los Angeles Hammer throw
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1978 Prague Hammer throw

Karl-Hans Riehm (born 31 May 1951 in Konz, Rhineland-Palatinate) is a former West German hammer thrower.

His biggest success came at the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, United States where he won the silver medal. At the previous Olympics he had a tenth place from 1972 and a fourth place from 1976.[1] In addition he won the bronze medal at the 1978 European Championships and finished seventh at the 1983 World Championships.

His personal best throw was 80.80 metres, achieved in July 1980 in Rhede. This ranks him tenth among German hammer throwers, behind Ralf Haber, Heinz Weis, Karsten Kobs, Günther Rodehau, Holger Klose, Christoph Sahner, Klaus Ploghaus, Markus Esser and Matthias Moder.[2]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Karl-Hans Riehm". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 December 2016.
  2. ^ ""Ewige" Bestenliste der deutschen Leichtathletik" ["Eternal" list of the best in German athletics] (PDF). leichtathletik.de (in German). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 July 2007. Retrieved 15 January 2007.

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Preceded by Men's Hammer World Record Holder
19 May 1975 – 14 August 1975
6 August 1978 – 16 May 1980
Succeeded by