|Born||17 August 1961|
Marburg, West Germany
|Died||17 December 1995 34) (aged|
Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany
|Height||184 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||74 kg (163 lb)|
|Sport||Athletics (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.He competed in the 400 metres hurdles and 4 × 400 metres relay at the 1984 Summer Olympics representing West Germany. 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.
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.
He committed suicide by poison in 1995.
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