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Paul Meier

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full namePaul•Meier
Used namePaul•Meier
Born27 July 1971 in Velbert, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Measurements194 cm / 86 kg
AffiliationsBayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen (GER)
NOC Germany

Biography

Decathlete Paul Meier came in sixth at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. One year later he had his greatest athletic moment, winning the bronze medal at the World Championships. After a series of injuries, which necessitated six surgeries, he retired in 1999. Meier also won European Cups in 1993 and 1995. He was awarded the Richard-Schauffele-Gedächtnispreisträger (Memorial Award) in 1992, and received the Sports Badge of North Rhine Westphalia in 1994. In 2004 he married well-known high jumper Heike Henkel-Redetzky. By profession he was a project engineer in plastics technologies and was employed by Microsoft Europe.

Personal Best: Dec – 8548 (1993).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Summer Olympics Athletics GER Paul Meier
Decathlon, Men (Olympic) 6

Olympic family relations

Special Notes