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Markus Scherer

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMarkus•Scherer
Used nameMarkus•Scherer
Born20 June 1962 in Ludwigshafen, Rheinland-Pfalz (GER)
Measurements156 cm / 52 kg
AffiliationsVfK Schifferstadt, Schifferstadt (GER)
NOC West Germany

Biography

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.

Results

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