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Lars Riedel

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Full name  Lars Peter Riedel
Role  Olympic athlete
Career end  2006
Sport  Athletics
Height  1.99 m
Events  Discus throw
Personal best(s)  71.50 m (1998)
Weight  110 kg
Children  Robert Riedel
Name  Lars Riedel
Career start  1986

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Born  June 28, 1967 (age 48) (1967-06-28) Zwickau, Saxony, East Germany
Country  East Germany (1986–1990) Germany (1991–2006)
Club  USC Mainz LAC Erdgas Chemnitz

Lars riedel discus throw 2000 olympics


Lars Peter Riedel (born 28 June 1967 in Zwickau) a former German discus thrower. Riedel has the seventh longest discus throw of all-time with a personal best of 71.50m.

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Riedel began his discus career in the former German Democratic Republic. He grew up in Thurm which is next to Zwickau. In 1983, he went to join SC Karl-Marx-Stadt. His first important competitions were the IAAF World Junior Championship in 1986 and the European Championship in 1990. When the GDR went down Riedel stopped training regularly. Soon after Riedel met his coach Karlheinz Steinmetz from USC Mainz he began training once again his sport career. In the 1990s, he became a dominating figure on the German discus scene. With his good physical constitution (1.99 m, 115 kg) he took part in the Olympic Games of Atlanta. There he won his only Olympic title. Furthermore, he won the IAAF World Championship five times.

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He is separated from his wife Kerstin. They have a son, Robert.

Lars Riedel Lars Riedel A fourth World title result Germany

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Achievements

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In addition, he was the German champion 11 times.


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References

Lars Riedel Wikipedia


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