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Hagen Melzer

Full name: Hagen Melzer
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: June 16, 1959 in Bautzen, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Einheit Dresden, Dresden (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany, GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Steeplechaser Hagen Melzer started for East Germany and later for reunified Germany. He came in tenth at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and was eliminated in the semifinals four years later in Barcelona. His greatest moments came in 1986, winning the European Championships, and in 1987, taking silver at the World Championships. At the Europeans he added a fourth place in 1982 and a seventh in 1990, while at the Worlds he finished eleventh in 1983 and twelfth in 1991. He also started at the World Cups in 1985 (fifth) and 1989 (third), and the European Cups in 1979 (fifth), 1983 (fourth), 1985 (sixth), 1987 (third), 1989 (second), and 1991 (fourth). Domestically he won seven East German titles (1980, 1983, 1985-89) and one German title (1991). Melzer was educated as a machinery mechanic but later was employed by the sports office in his hometown of Dresden.

Personal Best\: 3000S – 8:10.32 (1987).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase East Germany GDR 10
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase Germany GER 11 h2 r2/3

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics East Germany Final 10 8:19.82
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 8:16.27
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics East Germany Round One Heat Three 3 QU 8:36.45
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 11 8:38.07
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Athletics Germany Round One Heat Two 8 QC 8:31.89
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