Full name: Falk Balzer
Height: 6-2 (189 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: December 14, 1973 in Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: TuS Jena, Jena (GER)
Related Olympians: Son of Karin Richert-Balzer.
Falk Balzer, the son of Karin Richert-Balzer – who also coached him for several years – and former pole vaulter Karl-Heinz Balzer (1921-2007), earned a silver at the 1998 European Championships in the 110 metre hurdles and also won the 1998 World Cup title. He also won the indoor national titles in 1996, 1998 and 2000, and an outdoor title in 1998. One year later he won the European Cup and a bronze at the World Indoor Championships.
Balzer published sexy sports photographs in the magazine "Stern" (No. 38/2000). But his career collapsed after a positive doping test for nandrolone in January 2001, for which he was suspended until 21 February 2003. He attempted a comeback which was derailed by an Achilles' tendon rupture.
Personal Best: 110H – 13.10 (1998).
|2000 Summer||26||Sydney||Athletics||Men's 110 metres Hurdles||Germany||GER||6 h1 r3/4|
|2000 Summer||26||Sydney||Athletics||Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat One||6||13.59||0,176||6|
|2000 Summer||26||Sydney||Athletics||Germany||Quarter-Finals||Heat One||2||QU||13.59||0,206||7|
|2000 Summer||26||Sydney||Athletics||Germany||Round One||Heat Two||4||QU||13.67||0,183||8|