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Karl-Hans Riehm

Full name: Karl-Hans Riehm
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 247 lbs (112 kg)
Born: March 31, 1951 in Konz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Affiliations: TV Germania Trier, Trier (GER) / TV Wattenscheid, Wattenscheid (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

During the 1970s and 1980s Karl-Hans Riehm was among the world’s best hammer throwers. He earned a silver medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and finished 10th in 1972 and fourth in 1976. Riehm would have been one of the favorites in 1980, but due to the US-led boycott could not start in Moskva. In 1983, he placed seventh at the World Championships. Riehm won the World Cup in 1977 and was runner-up in 1979 and 1981. He won bronze at the 1978 European Championships, also winning European Cups in 1975, 1977, and 1979, and was runner-up in 1981. Domestically he won 10 West German titles in 1973, 1975-81, and 1983-84. During and after his athletics career he competed at table tennis.

He had a tremendous moment in his career at an athletics meeting in Rehlingen on 19 May 1975, when all six of his throws beat the previous world record of 76.66 by [Aleksey Spiridonov], and three of them (76.70, 77.56, and finally 78.50) set new world records.

Riehm was awarded the Rudolf Harbig Memorial Award in 1982; the Silver Bay Leaf in 1975; and the Sports Badge of North Rhine Westfalia in 1984. The educated interior architect later owned a carpenter’s workshop in Konz. His son Michael also became a hammer thrower.

Personal Best\: HT – 80.80 (1980).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics Men's Hammer Throw West Germany FRG 10
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Men's Hammer Throw West Germany FRG 4
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Hammer Throw West Germany FRG 2 Silver

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics West Germany Final Round 10 70.12
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics West Germany Final Round Round One 7 70.12
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Two 9 68.98 70.12
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Three 10 69.44 70.12
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round 10 QU 67.64
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A 5 67.64
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round One 10 64.44
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 5 67.64 67.64
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final Round 4 75.46
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final Round Round One 4 75.00
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Two 4 73.08 75.00
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Three 4 foul 75.00
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Four 4 75.46 75.46
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Five 4 75.42 75.46
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Six NP 74.62
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round 1 QU 74.46
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A 1 74.46
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round One 1 74.46
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 1 pass 74.46
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Final Round 2 77.98
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Final Round Round One 3 73.68
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Two 2 74.70 74.70
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Three 2 77.98 77.98
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Four 2 foul 77.98
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Five 2 76.46 77.98
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Six NP foul
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round 1 QU 75.50
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group B 1 75.50
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round One 1 75.50
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 1 pass 75.50
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
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