Thomas Schröder

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Thomas Schröder (born 23 August 1962 in Waren, Bezirk Neubrandenburg) is a retired East German sprinter who specialized in the 100 and 200 metres.

Bezirk Neubrandenburg district of East Germany

The Bezirk Neubrandenburg was a district (Bezirk) of East Germany. The administrative seat and the main town was Neubrandenburg.

East Germany former communist country, 1949-1990

East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic, was a country that existed from 1949 to 1990, when the eastern portion of Germany was part of the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War. It described itself as a socialist "workers' and peasants' state", and the territory was administered and occupied by Soviet forces at the end of World War II — the Soviet Occupation Zone of the Potsdam Agreement, bounded on the east by the Oder–Neisse line. The Soviet zone surrounded West Berlin but did not include it; as a result, West Berlin remained outside the jurisdiction of the GDR.

100 metres sprint race

The 100 metres, or 100 metre dash, is a sprint race in track and field competitions. The shortest common outdoor running distance, it is one of the most popular and prestigious events in the sport of athletics. It has been contested at the Summer Olympics since 1896 for men and since 1928 for women.

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He won the 100 m at the 1979 European Junior Championships, and at the following European Junior Championships in 1981 he won gold medals in both 100 m, 200 m and 4 x 100 metres relay.

He competed at the 1982 European Championships and the 1983 World Championships, without reaching the finals, although the 1983 World Championships relay team (Andreas Knebel, Thomas Schröder, Jens Hubler, Frank Emmelmann) finished fourth in the final. At the 1986 European Championships he finished fourth in both the 100 metres and the 200 metres, while in the 4 x 100 metres relay he won a silver medal with teammates Steffen Bringmann, Olaf Prenzler and Frank Emmelmann.

1983 World Championships in Athletics 1983 edition of the World Championships in Athletics

The inaugural 1983 World Championships in Athletics were run under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations and were held at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, Finland between 7 and 14 August 1983.

Andreas Knebel is a former East German athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres.

Frank Emmelmann East German sprinter

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Schröder represented the sports team SC Neubrandenburg and became East German 100 m champion in 1983, 1984 and 1986 and 200 m champion in 1986. [1]

His personal best time over 100 m was 10.10 seconds, achieved in June 1986 in Jena. This ranks him third among German 100 m sprinters, behind Julian Reus with 10.01 seconds in 2016 and Frank Emmelmann who ran 10.06 seconds in 1985. [2]

Jena Place in Thuringia, Germany

Jena is a German university city and the second largest city in Thuringia. Together with the nearby cities of Erfurt and Weimar, it forms the central metropolitan area of Thuringia with approximately 500,000 inhabitants, while the city itself has a population of about 110,000. Jena is a centre of education and research; the Friedrich Schiller University was founded in 1558 and had 18,000 students in 2017 and the Ernst-Abbe-Fachhochschule Jena counts another 5,000 students. Furthermore, there are many institutes of the leading German research societies.

Julian Reus German athlete

Julian Reus is a German track and field athlete who competes in the 100 and 200 meters dash. His 100 m personal best of 10.01 seconds is the German record. Though unofficial according to IAAF regulations of a maximum +2.0 m/s tailwind for a valid time, he also clocked 9.99 seconds (+4.8 m/s) during the men's 100 metres at the 2017 IAAF Diamond League.

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References

  1. East German championships - men's sprints
  2. Microsoft Word - Ewige DLV-Bestenliste.doc Archived 2007-07-04 at the Wayback Machine .