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Christian Schenk

Full name: Christian Schenk
Gender: Male
Height: 6-6.5 (200 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
Born: February 9, 1965 in Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Affiliations: SC Empor Rostock, Rostock (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Christian was the son of Eberhard Schenk, a former East German champion in hurdling. His greatest sports moment occurred at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games when he won the decathlon gold medal with 8,488 points. Schenk took part in three World Championships, placing fifth in 1987, winning bronze in 1991, and he was fourth in 1993. He added another bronze at the 1990 Europeans. The East German-born decathlete was a three-time runner-up (1985, 1987, 1990) at the national championships, but was German Champion after reunification in 1991 and 1993.

Schenk first studied medicine and then journalism in Mainz, and then went to German TV channel ZDF as a sports reporter for three years. He also owned the sports and marketing agency "Sports Unlimited". Schenk started in sports as a gymnast before he changed to decathlon in 1975. Many documents on doping in the former GDR became public after reunification, and Schenk’s name was found in the list of doped athletes. His son Arvid became a football (soccer) goalkeeper at Hansa Rostock, FC St. Pauli, VfL Wolfsburg and FC Dundee.

Personal Best: Dec – 8500 (1993).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Men's Decathlon East Germany GDR 1 Gold

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1985AT) T D H C/F/P
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany Final Standings 1 8.488
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany 100 metres 21 806 11.25
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany 100 metres Heat Five 6 806 11.25
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany Long jump 6T 918 7.43
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany Long jump Round One NP foul
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany Long jump Round Two NP 7.43
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany Long jump Round Three NP foul
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany Shot put 4 819 15.48
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany Shot put Round One NP 15.48
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany Shot put Round Two NP 15.11
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany Shot put Round Three NP 15.22
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany High jump 1 OB 1061 2.27
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany High jump 2.00 metres NP o
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany High jump 2.09 metres NP o
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany High jump 2.15 metres NP o
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany High jump 2.18 metres NP o
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany High jump 2.21 metres NP o
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany High jump 2.24 metres NP o
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany High jump 2.27 metres NP xo
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany High jump 2.30 metres NP xxx
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany 400 metres 14 866 48.90
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany 400 metres Heat Three 6 866 48.90
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany 110 metre hurdles 21T 834 15.13
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany 110 metre hurdles Heat Two 6 834 15.13
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany Discus throw 2 855 49.28
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany Discus throw Round One NP 44.56
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany Discus throw Round Two NP 49.28
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany Discus throw Round Three NP foul
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany Pole vault 17T 819 4.70
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany Pole vault 4.30 metres NP o
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany Pole vault 4.40 metres NP o
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany Pole vault 4.50 metres NP xxo
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany Pole vault 4.60 metres NP o
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany Pole vault 4.70 metres NP xxo
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany Pole vault 4.80 metres NP xxx
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany Javelin throw 13 758 61.32
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany Javelin throw Round One NP 59.50
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany Javelin throw Round Two NP 61.32
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany Javelin throw Round Three NP 56.00
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany 1,500 metres 12 752 4:28.95
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics East Germany 1,500 metres Heat Two 8 752 4:28.95
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