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Paul Meier (athlete)


Paul Meier (athlete)

Paul Meier (born 27 July 1971 in Velbert) is former German decathlete who won a bronze medal at the 1993 World Championships in Athletics in Stuttgart where he set a personal best of 8548 points. A year earlier he had finished in sixth place at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

At the 1996 European Cup for Decathlon in Lage, Meier injured himself in the long jump and was unble to participate in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. His personal best of 8548 points ranks him seventh among German decathletes, behind Jürgen Hingsen, Uwe Freimuth, Siegfried Wentz, Frank Busemann, Torsten Voss and Guido Kratschmer. [1]

On 30 April 2004 he married high jumper Heike Henkel.


Year Tournament Venue Result Extra
1992 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 5th Decathlon
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 6th Decathlon
1993 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 2nd Decathlon
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 3rd Decathlon
1995 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 8th Decathlon
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden DNF Decathlon

External links

  • Paul Meier profile at IAAF
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