He was a European Junior silver medalist in the 100 metres in 1977. In 1979 he was East German 100 metre champion, he also won the national 200 metres in 1978, and 1983.
He was also East German indoor 200 metre champion on 3 occasions.
He participated in the 1980 Summer Olympics, in the 200 metres but was eliminated in the semi-finals, but was in the sprint relay team that finished 5th in the final.
He won a silver medal in 200 m at the 1985 European Indoor Championships.
At the 1986 European Championships he finished sixth in 100 m and seventh in 200 m. He then won another silver medal in the 4 x 100 metres relay with teammates Thomas Schröder, Steffen Bringmann and Frank Emmelmann.
He represented the sports team SC Magdeburg and became East German champion in 1978 (200 m), 1979 (100 m) and 1983 (200 m). In July 1982 he helped established an East German relay record with 38.28 seconds.
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