Michael Möllenbeck

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Michael Möllenbeck
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Michael Möllenbeck in 2006
Personal information
Nationality  Germany
Born December 12, 1969 (1969-12-12) (age 47)
Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Height 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 120 kg (265 lb)
Country  Germany
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus throw
Club Eintracht Frankfurt
SC Magdeburg
TV Wattenscheid 01
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 67.64 m (2002)

Michael Möllenbeck (born December 12, 1969 in Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German discus thrower.

His greatest achievements are two World Championship bronze medals, and his bronze at the 2005 World Championships was especially welcome as Germany struggled to win medals.

His personal best throw is 67.64 metres, achieved in June 2002 in Dortmund. This ranks him seventh among German discus throwers, behind Jürgen Schult, Lars Riedel, Wolfgang Schmidt, Armin Lemme, Hein-Direck Neu and Alwin Wagner. [1]

He married fellow discus thrower Anja Gündler in 1996.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  West Germany
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 9th 49.30 m
Representing  Germany
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 6th 64.90 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 10th 63.14 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 3rd 67.61 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 3rd 66.37 m
World Cup Madrid, Spain 4th 64.57 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 5th 66.23 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 5th 64.36 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 20th 59.79 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 65.95 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 8th 59.27 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 5th 64.82 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 7th 61.75 m

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