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Michael Schimmer

Full name: Michael Schimmer
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: January 10, 1967 in Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Affiliations: SC Dynamo Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics


Michael Schimmer, a 400 metre runner, ran at the 1988 Seoul Olympics with the East German 4x400 relay but only in the heats. One year earlier he competed at the World Championships with the relay. In 1989, Schimmer was the last East German indoor champion in the 400. In 1992, he married his non-Olympian teammate Norma Dittner. Schimmer was educated as a motor vehicle mechanic. Since German reunification in 1990 he worked as an athletics, fitness and personal coach, especially with the disabled.

Personal Best: 400 – 46.21 (1987).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay East Germany GDR 4 h2 r1/3

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics East Germany GDR Round One Heat Two 4 QU 3:08.13
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