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Rainer Pottel

Full name: Rainer-Dieter Pottel
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: August 29, 1953 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: Berliner TSC, Berlin (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Decathlete Rainer Pottel had to retire at the 1980 Moskva Olympics due to an injury. At the 1978 Europeans he came in eighth. He participated in the decathlon European Cups in 1975, 1977, 1979, and 1981, winning the competition in 1981. He was East German champion in 1974, 1978 and 1981, also winning the 1981 indoor heptathlon. The educated sports teacher later became a coach for jump disciplines and decathlon. In 2010 he was named German national coach for decathlon.

In 2009, Pottel admitted doping practices within the arranged doping system in the former GDR. But he declared that he never asked any of his students to dope. He explained\: “After reunification, I was one of the first to demand doping-free sport on the decathlon team”. He then signed a declaration, to never use doping in the future.

Personal Best\: Dec – 8334 (1981).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Athletics Men's Decathlon East Germany GDR AC DNF

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T P(1977AT) P(1985AT) P(1977T) P(1985T) D
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Athletics East Germany Final Standings AC DNF
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Athletics East Germany 100 metres 4 11.16 766 825
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Athletics East Germany 100 metres Heat One 2 11.16 766 825
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Athletics East Germany Long jump AC NM 0 0
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Athletics East Germany Shot put 8 747 748 14.32
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