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Thorsten Weidner

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameThorsten•Weidner
Used nameThorsten•Weidner
Born29 December 1967 in Lauda, Lauda-Königshofen, Baden-Württemberg (GER)
Measurements187 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsFC Tauberbischofsheim, Tauberbischofsheim (GER)
NOC Germany West Germany


Foil fencer Thorsten Weidner won two Olympic team medals, at Seoul 1988 (silver) and Barcelona 1992 (gold). Individually, he finished 25th at Barcelona. At World Championships he won individual silver in 1991 and bronze in 1994. Weidner also won two team golds (1987 and 1993) and five team silvers (1985-86, 1989, 1991, 1994). Nationally, he won the individual title in 1989, and silver in 1986 and 1994.

Weidner was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf, Germany’s highest sports award. He later worked at the Mercedes-Benz Mainfranken branch in Würzburg, in sales for new, second hand and company cars.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Fencing FRG Thorsten Weidner
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) West Germany 2 Silver
1992 Summer Olympics Fencing GER Thorsten Weidner
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 25
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold

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