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Michael Roth

Full name: Michael Roth
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4 (194 cm)
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Born: February 15, 1962 in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: TuS Hofweier, Hofweier (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Handball

Related Olympians: Twin brother of Ulrich Roth.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Michael Roth played handball with SG Leutershausen, TuS Hofweier, MTSV Schwabing (until 1986), TV Großwallstadt, TV Eitra and TuSEM Essen in the Deutsche Bundesliga. In 1986 he was runner-up at the German Championships and cup winner with Schwabing, also winning cup titles in 1987 and 1989, and a 1990 German title with Großwallstadt. In 1992 he was again runner-up at the German Championships with Leutershausen. Roth earned 44 international caps, scoring 60 goals. His greatest moments were silver medals at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and 1983 World Championships.

Michael and his twin brother [Ulrich Roth] both developed prostate cancer almost simultaneously in 2009, and wrote of their struggle in their book Unser Leben – Unsere Krankheit (Our Life - Our Disease).Their father Oskar Roth (* 1933) was a former basketball international, earning 63 international caps. In 1994, Michael became a handball coach and coached German clubs TSV Östringen, SG Kronau-Östringen, TV Großwallstadt, HSG Wetzlar, and MT Melsungen. He also worked as a media consultant.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Handball Men's Handball West Germany FRG 2 Silver

Men's Handball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G W S E DQ
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Handball West Germany FRG Group B Match #3 1 1984-07-31 FRG 21, USA 19 1 0 1 0 1
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Handball West Germany FRG Group B Match #8 1 1984-08-04 FRG 18, SWE 17 0 0 0 0 0
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