Rico Freimuth

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Rico Freimuth
Einkleidung der deutschen Olympiamannschaft Rio 2016 Medientag Hannover Rico Freimuth 1.jpg
Freimuth at the 2016 German Olympic Team clothing
Personal information
Born (1988-03-14) 14 March 1988 (age 30)
Potsdam, East Germany[1]
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight94 kg (207 lb)[1]
Sport
Country Germany
SportAthletics
Event(s)Decathlon
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals6th at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Personal best(s)
  • 100 m: 10.40
    (June 2014)
  • Long jump: 7.55
    (June 2013)
  • Shot put: 15.14
    (May 2012)
  • High jump: 1.99
    (August 2013)
  • 400 m: 47.51
    (May 2012)
  • 100 m hurdles: 13.78
    (June 2014)
  • Discus: 49.61
    (June 2014)
  • Pole vault: 4.90
    (August 2012, August 2013)
  • Javelin: 65.04
    (July 2011)
  • 1500 m: 4:34.69
    (June 2013)
  • Decathlon: 8382
    (August 2013)

Rico Freimuth (born 14 March 1988) is a German athlete who specialises in the decathlon.[2] He won two medals at World Championships, bronze in 2015 and silver in 2017.

Rico is the son of Uwe Freimuth, a decathlete, and the nephew of Jörg Freimuth, a high jumper.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Germany
2007 European Junior Championships Hengelo, Netherlands 3rd Decathlon 7524 pts, PB
2009 European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 10th Decathlon 7513 pts
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea N/A Decathlon DNF
2012 Summer Olympics London, United Kingdom 6th Decathlon 8320 pts
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 3rd Decathlon 8561 pts
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Decathlon DNF
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 2nd Decathlon 8564 pts

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rico Freimuth im Porträt" [Rico Freimuth in portrait]. Sportschau (in German). 21 July 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Rico Freimuth Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 12 July 2017.

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