Full name: Michael Karst
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: January 28, 1952 in Mannheim, Baden-WÃ¼rttemberg, Germany
Affiliations: UniversitÃ¤tssportclub Mainz, Mainz (GER)
Country: West Germany
Michael Karst came in fifth in the steeplechase at the 1976 MontrÃ©al Olympics. He was also nominated for the 1980 Moskva Games, but could not participate due to the US-led boycott. He won a steeple bronze medal at the 1974 European Championships and finished fourth in 1978. In 1975 and 1977 Karst won the European Cup, and he was runner-up in 1979. He was West German steeplechase champion in 1974-77 and 1979.
By profession Karst was an IT project manager. After his retirement from athletics he turned to semi-professional dancing and took part in regional tournaments with his wife Susi. Both won multiple Saarland titles in Standard and Latin dances, starting in 1982. He also became vice-president of the National Dance Association in Saarland for a time.
Personal Best\: 3000S â 8:14.05 (1977).
|1976 Summer||24||MontrÃ©al||Athletics||Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase||West Germany||FRG||5|
|1976 Summer||24||MontrÃ©al||Athletics||West Germany||Final||5||8:20.14|
|1976 Summer||24||MontrÃ©al||Athletics||West Germany||Round One||Heat Two||4||QU||8:25.02|