|Full name Lars Peter Riedel|
Role Olympic athlete
Career end 2006
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
|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.
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.
He is separated from his wife Kerstin. They have a son, Robert.
Lars riedel the discus master
In addition, he was the German champion 11 times.