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Florian Schwarthoff

Florian Schwarthoff
Medal record
Men’s Athletics
Competitor for  Germany
Olympic Games
1996 Atlanta 110 m hurdles
European Championships
1994 Helsinki 110 m hurdles

Florian Schwarthoff (born May 7, 1968 in Dortmund) is a former German hurdler best known for winning a bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Schwarthoff had his best season in 1995 when set a new German record of 13.05 sec. in Bremen. He was expected to compete for a silver or bronze medal at the World Championships in Gothenburg behind the overwhelming favourite Allen Johnson from the United States. However, Schwarthoff did not finish the semi-final as he fell over a hurdle. Schwarthoff remained for several years a world class hurdler but never won a gold medal.

Personal bests


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  West Germany
1987 European Junior Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 2nd 110 m hurdles 13.81
World Championships Rome, Italy 15th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.98
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 10th (qf) 110 m hurdles 13.67
1989 Universiade Duisburg, West Germany 3rd 110 m hurdles 13.63
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 3rd 60 m hurdles 7.61
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 8th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.59
Representing  Germany
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 7th 110 m hurdles 13.41
4x100 m relay DQ
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 5th 110 m hurdles 13.29
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 5th 110 m hurdles 13.27
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 110 m hurdles 13.16
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd (qf) 110 m hurdles 13.24[1]
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 3rd 110 m hurdles 13.17
3rd (h) 4x100 m relay 38.77[2]
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 4th 110 m hurdles 13.20
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 4th 110 m hurdles 13.23
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 7th 110 m hurdles 13.39
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 6th 110 m hurdles 13.42
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 11th (h) 110 m hurdles 13.58[3]
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 4th 60 m hurdles 7.59
European Championships Munich, Germany 4th 110 m hurdles 13.37

External links

  • Florian Schwarthoff profile at IAAF
  1. ^ Did not finish in the semifinals.
  2. ^ Did not finish in the semifinals.
  3. ^ Did not finish in the semifinals.

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