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Uwe Messerschmidt

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameUwe•Messerschmidt
Used nameUwe•Messerschmidt
Born22 January 1962 in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Baden-Württemberg (GER)
Measurements173 cm / 66 kg
AffiliationsSportVg Feuerbach, Stuttgart (GER)
NOC West Germany

Biography

West German track cyclist Uwe Messerschmidt surprisingly won the silver medal in the points race at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Four years later at Seoul, he finished sixth. In 1987, Messerschmidt added another silver medal at the World Championships, and that same year won the “Around Düren” road race. He then rode several six-day-races and other track events, mostly with Manfred Donike. By profession, Messerschmidt became a graduated industrial clerk.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) FRG Uwe Messerschmidt
Points Race, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1988 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) FRG Uwe Messerschmidt
Points Race, Men (Olympic) 6