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Torsten Voss

Full name: Torsten Voss
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Born: March 24, 1963 in Güstrow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Affiliations: Schweriner SC, Schwerin (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany, GER Germany
Sport: Bobsleigh, Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Decathlete Torsten Voss won the silver medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics for East Germany. One year earlier he was elected East German Sportsman of the Year, after winning a gold medal at the 1987 World Championships, his best international result. He also competed in the Europeans Championships, retiring after the high hurdles in 1982 and placing fourth in 1986. Voss won East German titles in 1982-83, 1987, and 1990, and indoor championships in heptathlon in 1982 and 1984-87.

After reunification Voss turned to bobsleigh in 1994 and came in eighth with the four-man bob in 1998 at the Nagano Winter Olympics. He won one silver (1997) and two bronze medals (1995-96) at the Worlds, and also two gold (1998, 2001) and four bronze medals (1995, 1997, 1999, 2002) at the Europeans.

By profession Voss trained as a motorcar fitter and later became a decathlon coach at Bayer 05 Uerdingen, where he was also employed as a firefighter. In 2009 he co-founded a sports management agency and since then worked as a sports consultant and agents. In documents found after German reunification his name appeared on lists of doped athletes. His daughter Stefanie was also a multi-athlete, and competed as a long jumper at the 2013 European Youth Indoors.

Personal Best: Dec – 8680 (1987).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics Men's Decathlon East Germany GDR 2 Silver
1998 Winter 34 Nagano Bobsleigh Men's Four Germany-1 GER 8

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1998 Winter 34 Nagano Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Final Standings
1998 Winter 34 Nagano Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Run 1
1998 Winter 34 Nagano Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Run 2
1998 Winter 34 Nagano Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Run 3

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1985AT) T D H C/F/P
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany Final Standings 2 8.399
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany 100 metres 3 890 10.87
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany 100 metres Heat Five 2 890 10.87
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany Long jump 3T 922 7.45
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany Long jump Round One NP 7.36
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany Long jump Round Two NP foul
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany Long jump Round Three NP 7.45
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany Shot put 10 788 14.97
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany Shot put Round One NP 14.38
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany Shot put Round Two NP 14.97
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany Shot put Round Three NP foul
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany High jump 16T 776 1.97
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany High jump 1.91 metres NP o
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany High jump 1.97 metres NP xxo
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany High jump 2.00 metres NP xxx
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany 400 metres 2 923 47.71
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany 400 metres Heat Three 2 923 47.71
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany 110 metre hurdles 6 916 14.46
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany 110 metre hurdles Heat Two 4 916 14.46
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany Discus throw 10 754 44.36
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany Discus throw Round One NP 44.36
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany Discus throw Round Two NP foul
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany Discus throw Round Three NP 43.16
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany Pole vault 5 941 5.10
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany Pole vault 4.70 metres NP xo
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany Pole vault 4.90 metres NP o
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany Pole vault 5.00 metres NP o
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany Pole vault 5.10 metres NP o
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany Pole vault 5.20 metres NP xxx
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany Javelin throw 11 764 61.76
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany Javelin throw Round One NP 61.76
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany Javelin throw Round Two NP 58.04
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany Javelin throw Round Three NP 59.14
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany 1,500 metres 19 725 4:33.02
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics East Germany 1,500 metres Heat Two 11 725 4:33.02
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