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Detlef Gerstenberg

Full name: Detlef Gerstenberg
Gender: Male
Height: 15-6 (186 cm)
Weight: 247 lbs (112 kg)
Born: March 5, 1957 in Eisenhüttenstadt, Brandenburg, Germany
Died: January 24, 1993 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: SC Dynamo Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

A hammer thrower, Detlef Gerstenberg had a career best mark of 80.50, set in 1984, and twice placed in the top six at the European Championships, with fourth in 1978 and sixth in 1982. In both those years he was fifth in the year-end World Rankings. Gerstenberg was also fifth at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games.

Gerstenberg was educated as a cook and later worked within the Nationale Volkspolizei (national police) in the former GDR. He eventually suffered from alcohol abuse and died from liver cirrhosis in 1993, but the West German press often falsely attributed his liver disease to being caused by steroid abuse in the East German sports programs.

Personal Best\: HT – 80.50 (1984).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Athletics Men's Hammer Throw East Germany GDR 5

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Athletics East Germany Final Round 5 74.60
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Athletics East Germany Final Round Round One 5 73.64
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Two 5 74.60 74.60
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Three 5 73.98 74.60
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Four 5 foul 74.60
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Five 5 foul 74.60
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Six NP 73.40
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round 4 QU 75.04
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Round One 3 75.04
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Round Two 4 pass 75.04
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
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