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Florian Schwarthoff

Full name: Florian Schwarthoff
Gender: Male
Height: 6-7 (201 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: May 7, 1968 in Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: LG Erlangen, Erlangen (GER) / TV Heppenheim, Heppenheim (GER) / TV 1860 Fürth, Fürth (GER) / ABC Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany, GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Florian Schwarthoff was a four-time Olympian from 1988-2000 and was one of the world’s best high hurdlers in that era. In 1988 in Seoul he was eliminated in the second round, but then reached the finals on the next three occasions, placing fifth in 1992 at Barcelona, winning a bronze medal at Atlanta in 1996, and he was sixth in 2000 in Sydney.

Schwarthoff’s list of palmares is long. At the World Championships between 1987 and 2000 he reached the finals in 1991 (seventh), 1993 (fifth), 1997 (fourth), and 1999 (seventh). At the World Cup he was fourth in 1994 and sixth in 2002. At the Europeans between 1990 and 2002 he won a silver medal in 1994, and was fourth in 1998 and 2002. Schwarthoff won the European Cup in 1994-97 and was runner-up in 1991, 1993, and 2001. He earned another bronze medal at the European Indoors in 1990. Domestically he won 12 German titles in the 110 hurdles between 1987 and 2002, adding another in the 1994 4x100 relay, and won four titles indoors in the 60 metre hurdles.

For his performances Schwarthoff was awarded the Tischi-Martens-Prize, the Richard Schauffele Memorial Award (both in 1987), and the Rudolf Harbig Memorial Award in 1998. He was trained as an architect, but later became steering commissioner of the German Athletics Association for high performance sport. Between 2002-10 Schwarthoff was sports chief of the annual ISTAF meeting in Berlin, but then returned to a career as an architect.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.57 (1996); 110H – 13.05 (1995).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles West Germany FRG 5 h1 r2/4
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Germany GER 5
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Germany GER 3 Bronze
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Germany GER AC h1 r2/3
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Germany GER 6

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L RT
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Athletics West Germany Quarter-Finals Heat One 5 13.67 2
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Athletics West Germany Round One Heat One 4 QU 14.13 8
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics Germany Final 5 13.29 5
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 13.23 3
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics Germany Quarter-Finals Heat One 2 QU 13.31 5
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics Germany Round One Heat Five 2 QU 13.61 7
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics Germany Final 3 13.17 3 0,164
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 13.13 6 0,156
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 13.27 4 0,165
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics Germany Round One Heat Two 1 QU 13.39 7 0,210
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics Germany Final 6 13.42 7 0,184
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 QU 13.39 5 0,125
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 13.54 3 0,190
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics Germany Round One Heat Four 1 QU 13.55 6 0,162

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank L T(A) ST
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics Germany GER Semi-Finals Heat One AC DNF 4
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics Germany GER Round One Heat Two 2 QU 7 38.77 9,29
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