Markus Esser

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Markus Esser
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Markus Esser in 2014
Personal information
Nationality  Germany
Born (1980-02-03) February 3, 1980 (age 37)
Leverkusen, West Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 99 kg (218 lb)
Country  Germany
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Hammer throw
Club Bayer Leverkusen
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 81.10 m (2006)

Markus Esser (born 3 February 1980 in Leverkusen) is a retired German hammer throw. His personal best is 81.10 metres, achieved in July 2006 in Leverkusen. This ranks him eighth among German hammer throwers, behind Ralf Haber, Heinz Weis, Karsten Kobs, Günther Rodehau, Holger Klose, Christoph Sahner and Klaus Ploghaus.[1]

He won his only major international medal, the bronze at 2006 European Championships retrospectively after the disqualification of the original winner, Belarusian Ivan Tikhon.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Germany
1997 European Junior Championships San Sebastián, Spain 16th 60.58 m
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 12th 59.58 m
1999 European Junior Championships Riga, Latvia 3rd 66.68 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 35th (q) 69.51 m
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 7th 72.36 m[2]
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 29th (q) 70.15 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 11th 72.51 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 79.16 m
IAAF World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 7th 75.88 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd 79.19 m
IAAF World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 4th 79.19 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 8th 79.66 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 7th 77.10 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 6th 76.27 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 19th (q) 71.89 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 4th 79.12 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th 74.49 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 10th 76.25 m


  1. ^ "German all-time lists (updated September 2006)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 July 2007.  Retrieved 15 January 2007
  2. ^ Amsterdam 2001 results

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