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Detlef Michel

Full name: Detlef Michel
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 214 lbs (97 kg)
Born: October 13, 1955 in Köpenick, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: Berliner TSC, Berlin (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Javelin thrower Detlef Michal was eliminated in the qualifying of the 1980 and 1988 Olympics. His best results were a gold medal at the 1983 World Championships, and at second place at the 1983 World Cup. At the European Championships he placed fourth in 1978, won a bronze medal in 1982, and a silver in 1986. Michel also won the European Cup in 1981 and 1983. Domestically he won seven East German titles in 1975, 1979-80, 1982-83, and 1986-87.

Many documents on doping in the former GDR became public after reunification, and Michel’s name was found in the list of doped athletes. A gas and water plumber, he later worked for a construction company, but in 2007 he opened a gym in Berlin.

Personal Bests\: JT (old) – 96.72 (1983); JT – 84.06 (1988).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics Men's Javelin Throw East Germany GDR 13 QR
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics Men's Javelin Throw East Germany GDR 17 QR

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round 13 78.34
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Round One 7 73.30
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Round Two 10 78,50 78,50
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Round Three NP foul
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round 17 77.70
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group B 9 77.70
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round One 11 73.54
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 7 77.68 77.68
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 77.70
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