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Michael Karst

Full name: Michael Karst
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: January 28, 1952 in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: Universitätssportclub Mainz, Mainz (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics

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Michael Karst came in fifth in the steeplechase at the 1976 Montréal Olympics. He was also nominated for the 1980 Moskva Games, but could not participate due to the US-led boycott. He won a steeple bronze medal at the 1974 European Championships and finished fourth in 1978. In 1975 and 1977 Karst won the European Cup, and he was runner-up in 1979. He was West German steeplechase champion in 1974-77 and 1979.

By profession Karst was an IT project manager. After his retirement from athletics he turned to semi-professional dancing and took part in regional tournaments with his wife Susi. Both won multiple Saarland titles in Standard and Latin dances, starting in 1982. He also became vice-president of the National Dance Association in Saarland for a time.

Personal Best\: 3000S – 8:14.05 (1977).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase West Germany FRG 5

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) T
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final 5 8:20.14
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Two 4 QU 8:25.02
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