Tobias Unger

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Tobias Unger
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Unger in 2010
Personal information
Full nameTobias Benjamin Unger
Born (1979-07-10) 10 July 1979 (age 44)
Munich, West Germany
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
CountryFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 100 metres, 200 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m: 10.14 s (2010)
200 m: 20.20 s (2005)
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
European Championships
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2012 Helsinki 4×100 m relay
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2010 Barcelona 4×100 m relay
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1998 Annecy 4×100 m relay

Tobias Benjamin Unger (born 10 July 1979) is a retired German track and field athlete who competed in sprints. [1]



Unger comes from Wendlingen am Neckar and studied sport science at the University of Tübingen and trained in Ludwigsburg. His trainer is the Romanian Micky Corucle. He was the tenth fastest 200 m runner in 2005, and the second fastest European that year. [2] His personal bests in his two disciplines are 10.14 seconds (100 m) and 20.20 seconds (200 m).

Unger represented Germany at the 2008 Summer Olympics. In Beijing he competed in the 100 metres sprint and placed 4th in his heat behind Churandy Martina, Naoki Tsukahara and Simeon Williamson, normally causing elimination. However his time of 10.46 was the 10th fastest losing time, giving him a spot in the second round. There he improved his time to 10.36 seconds, but he was unable to qualify for the semifinals as he finished 7th place in his heat. [1] Together with Till Helmke, Alexander Kosenkow and Martin Keller he also competed at the 4x100 metres relay. In their qualification heat they placed third behind Jamaica and Canada, but in front of China. Their time of 38.93 was the sixth-fastest out of sixteen participating nations in the first round, and they qualified for the final. There they sprinted to a time of 38.58 seconds, which was the fifth-best time. [1]


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