Siegfried Wentz

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Siegfried Wentz
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Born (1960-03-07) 7 March 1960 (age 57)

Siegfried Wentz (born 7 March 1960 in Röthenbach) is a former German track and field athlete. In the 1980s and until 1990 he represented West Germany and belonged to the world elite in the decathlon. His most notable result was winning the bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. At that event he scored 8412 points, his results for each of the events were 10.99s - 7.11m - 15.87m - 2.09m - 47.78m - 14.35s - 46.60m - 4.50m - 67.68m - 4:33.96 min.

His personal best result of 8762 points came in Filderstadt-Bernhausen on 5 June 1983. At the end of the 2006 season he was still in 10th place for the best ever in the world. It ranks him third among German decathletes, only behind Jürgen Hingsen and Uwe Freimuth. [1]

Other results at international events[edit]

After his career in sports he became a doctor eventually rising to chief doctor at the Schlüsselbad clinic in Bad Peterstal (Black Forest).

Wentz represented USC Mainz sports club. During his active sport career he was 1.93 meters tall and weighed 93 kilograms.


  • Altmaier, Doris; Wentz, Siegfried: Ernährung mit Spaß - Bewegung mit Maß (Nutrition with Fun - Movement with Measure), 2004, Fitness Advisor

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Preceded by
Soviet Union Aleksandr Nevskiy
Men's heptathlon world record holder
20 February 1982 – 12 February 1989
Succeeded by
France Christian Plaziat