Karsten Stolz

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Karsten Stolz
Personal information
Born (1964-07-23) July 23, 1964 (age 52)
Oberhausen, West Germany
Height 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
Weight 142 kg (313 lb)
Country  West Germany
Sport Shot put
Club TV Wattenscheid
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 21.15 metres

Karsten Stolz (born 23 July 1964 in Oberhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a retired West German shot putter.


Stolz represented the sports club TV Wattenscheid, and became West German champion in 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989.[1] His personal best throw was 21.15 metres, achieved in September 1988 in Essen.[2]

Stolz is 2.08 metres tall, and during his active career he weighed 142 kg.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  West Germany
1981 European Junior Championships Utrecht, Netherlands 3rd Shot put 17.77 m [3]
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 12th Shot put 18.31 m
1986 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 6th Shot put 19.63 m
European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 6th Shot put 19.89 m
1987 European Indoor Championships Liévin, France 5th Shot put 19.64 m
World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 8th Shot put 19.60 m
World Championships Rome, Italy 11th Shot put 19.22 m
1988 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd Shot put 20.22 m
1989 European Indoor Championships The Hague, Netherlands 2nd Shot put 20.22 m
World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 5th Shot put 20.11 m
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 8th Shot put 19.14 m
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 8th Shot put 19.95 m


  1. ^ West German championships, shot put men
  2. ^ World men's all-time best shot put (last updated 2001)
  3. ^ European Junior Championships (Men) - GBR Athletics