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