Rolf Danneberg

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Rolf Danneberg
Personal information
BornMarch 1, 1953
Hamburg, West Germany
Height198 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight125 kg (276 lb)
Country West Germany
Event(s)Discus throw
ClubBayer 04 Leverkusen
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)67.60 m (1987)

Rolf Danneberg (born March 1, 1953 in Hamburg) is a former German athlete who, representing West Germany, won the gold medal in discus throw at the 1984 Summer Olympics with 66.60 metres. He won the Olympic bronze medal in 1988 in Seoul.[1]


In addition he finished eleventh at the 1986 European Championships, fourth at the 1987 World Championships and sixth at the 1990 European Championships.

His personal best throw was 67,60 metres, achieved in May 1987 in Berlin. This result ranks him eighth among German discus throwers, behind Jürgen Schult, Lars Riedel, Wolfgang Schmidt, Armin Lemme, Hein-Direck Neu, Alwin Wagner and Michael Möllenbeck.[2] He is a three-time national champion for West Germany in the discus throw.

He currently works as a trainer, coaching Markus Münch for the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Rolf Danneberg Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ Microsoft Word - Ewige DLV-Bestenliste.doc Archived 2007-07-04 at the Wayback Machine