Sven Tippelt

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Sven Tippelt
Personal information
Born (1965-06-03) 3 June 1965 (age 52)
Leipzig, Germany
Height 1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)
Weight 52 kg (115 lb)
Sport Artistic gymnastics
Club Sportclub Deutsche Hochschule für Körperkultur Leipzig; Sportverein Deilinghofen

Sven Tippelt (born 3 June 1965) is a retired German gymnast. He competed at the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics, finishing in second and fourth place with the East German team, respectively. Individually he won bronze medals on rings and parallel bars in 1988.[1] He won one silver and three bronze medals at the world championships in 1985, 1987 and 1989.[2]

After retiring from competitions he completed his physical education studies in Leipzig via distance learning, with a thesis in biomechanics. Instead of pursuing a coaching career, he became a physiotherapist and now works at a rehabilitation clinic in Bad Salzuflen.[3]


  1. ^ Sven Tippelt.
  2. ^ Turnen – Weltmeisterschaften Herren.
  3. ^ Was macht eigentlich..... Sven Tippelt? (interview in German) (2007-03-07).
Sven Tippelt in 1986