Uwe Schmitt

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Uwe Schmitt
Personal information
NationalityGerman
Born(1961-08-17)17 August 1961
Marburg, West Germany
Died17 December 1995(1995-12-17) (aged 34)
Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany
Height184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics (Sprinting and hurdles)
Event(s)4 × 400 metres relay

Uwe Schmitt (17 August 1961 17 December 1995) was a German sprinter and hurdler.

At the 1979 European Junior Championships, he won a gold medal in the 4 × 400 metres relay. [1] He competed in the 400 metres hurdles and 4 × 400 metres relay at the 1984 Summer Olympics representing West Germany. [2] He also competed at the 1987 World Championships, but was knocked out in the heats.

In the 400 m hurdles, he won the silver medal at the 1985 West German championships behind the long-reigning Harald Schmid, and four bronze medals in 1983, 1984, 1986, and 1988. He represented the club Eintracht Frankfurt. [3]

His personal best times were 46.19 seconds in the 400 metres and 49.39 seconds in the 400 metres hurdles, both achieved in August 1985 in Stuttgart. [4]

He committed suicide by poison in 1995. [2]

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References

  1. European Junior Championships 1979. World Junior Athletics History. Retrieved on 27 May 2013.
  2. 1 2 Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Uwe Schmitt Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  3. "West German championships medalists, men's 400 metres hurdles". Sport-Komplett. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  4. Uwe Schmitt at World Athletics