|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Born||20 June 1962 in Ludwigshafen, Rheinland-Pfalz (GER)|
|Measurements||156 cm / 52 kg|
|Affiliations||VfK Schifferstadt, Schifferstadt (GER)|
West German Greco-Roman wrestler Markus Scherer won the silver medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics in the light-flyweight class. Four years later at Seoul he finished sixth. He was World Championship runner-up in 1983, and European Champion in 1989.
Domestically, Markus Scherer won the German national title in 1983-87, 1989-91, and 1993-94. He worked for the city administration of Schifferstadt for several years. After qualifying on a second educational path, he completed a degree as a sports teacher. He later became the trainer and manager of the Schifferstadt Olympic Regional Center. His brothers Freddy, Bernd and Markus also became internationally successful wrestlers, but never Olympians.
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1984 Summer Olympics||Wrestling||FRG||Markus Scherer|
|Light-Flyweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic)||2||Silver|
|1988 Summer Olympics||Wrestling||FRG||Markus Scherer|
|Light-Flyweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic)||6|