Andreas Ruth

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAndreas•Ruth
Used nameAndreas•Ruth
Born31 March 1970 in Neunkirchen, Saarland (GER)
Measurements182 cm / 72 kg
AffiliationsLC Rehlingen, Rehlingen-Siersburg (GER)
NOC Germany


Sprinter Andreas Ruth was a member of the German 4x100 metres relay squad that was eliminated in the heats at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He entered the podium at national championships only once, finishing third in the 200 in 1997. Before he turned to track and field athletics, Ruth was a football (soccer) player. Later, he became an athletics coach, and married his non-Olympian sprint pupil Sandra Abel.

Personal Best: 100 – 10.41 (1997).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Athletics GER Andreas Ruth
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Germany 2 h2 r1/3