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Udo Beyer

Full name: Udo Beyer
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4.5 (195 cm)
Weight: 298 lbs (135 kg)
Born: August 9, 1955 in Eisenhüttenstadt, Brandenburg, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Potsdam, Potsdam (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany, GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Brother of Hans-Georg Beyer; Brother of Gisela Beyer.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Udo came from a top sporting family. His brother Hans-Georg won 1980 Olympic in handball, his brother Peter and his sister Angelika also played handball, his sister Gisela finished fourth in the 1980 Olympic discus, while another sister, Gudrun, became physiotherapist to the reunified German fencing team in 1992.

Udo Beyer also played handball before he turned to the shot. He dominated the event for 10 years in the late 1980s, together with his teammate Ulf Timmermann, with Beyer ranking #1 in the world from 1977-8 and also 1984. In 1978 he was selected as East German's Athlete of the Year. Beyer competed at the Olympics for East Germany in 1976 (gold medal), 1980 (bronze medal), and 1988 (fourth) and for the reunified Germany in 1992 (eliminated in the qualification round), missing out in 1984 because of the Russian-led boycott. For years he captained the East German Athletics National Team and is believed to have spied on his teammates for the Stasi (State Security) during those years.

Beyer set three shot put world records\: 1978 (22.15), 1983 (22.22), and 1986 (22.64). His numerous titles include the 1978 and 1982 Europeans, the 1977/1979/1981 World Cup, the 1977/1979/1981 European Cup, along with 11 East German titles between 1977-87.

After the reunification, it was revealed by Brigitte Berendonk that he was a part of the East German systematic doping program, confirming that Beyer had taken high-dose oral Turinabol from 1983-84. Udo was an educated travel management assistant and later ran his own travel agency in Potsdam.

Personal Best\: SP – 22.64 (1986).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Men's Shot Put East Germany GDR 1 Gold
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics Men's Shot Put East Germany GDR 3 Bronze
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics Men's Shot Put East Germany GDR 4
1992 Summer 36 Barcelona Athletics Men's Shot Put Germany GER 19 QR

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final Round 1 21.05
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final Round Round One 2 20.38
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Two 3 20.50 20.50
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Three 3 20.49 20.50
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Four 3 foul 20.50
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Five 1 21.05 21.05
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Six NP 20.45
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round 9 QU 19.69
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group A 4 19.69
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round One 3 19.69
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 4 pass 19.69
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics East Germany Final Round 3 21.06
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics East Germany Final Round Round One NP foul
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Two 3 20.70 20.70
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Three 3 21.06 21.06
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Four 3 20.98 21.06
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Five 3 foul 21.06
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Six NP foul
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round 6 QU 19.94
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Round One 6 19.94
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Round Two 6 pass 19.94
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics East Germany Final Round 4 21.40
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics East Germany Final Round Round One NP foul
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Two 3 21.40 21.40
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Three 3 20.84 21.40
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Four 3 20,82 21.40
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Five 3 21.30 21.40
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Six NP 21.31
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round 2 QU 20.97
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group B 1 20.97
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round One NP foul
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 1 20.97 20.97
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
1992 Summer 36 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 19 18.47
1992 Summer 36 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group A 10 18.47
1992 Summer 36 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round One 7 18.47
1992 Summer 36 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 8 foul 18.47
1992 Summer 36 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP foul
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