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Wolfgang Schmidt (athlete) was born on 16 January, 1954 in East Berlin, East Germany, is a thrower. Discover Wolfgang Schmidt (athlete)'s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 69 years old?

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Age 70 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born 16 January, 1954
Birthday 16 January
Birthplace East Berlin, East Germany
Nationality Germany

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Wolfgang Schmidt (athlete) Height, Weight & Measurements

At 70 years old, Wolfgang Schmidt (athlete) height is 1.99 m and Weight 115 kg.

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Height 1.99 m
Weight 115 kg
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Wolfgang Schmidt (athlete) Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Wolfgang Schmidt (athlete) worth at the age of 70 years old? Wolfgang Schmidt (athlete)’s income source is mostly from being a successful thrower. He is from Germany. We have estimated Wolfgang Schmidt (athlete)'s net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million - $5 Million
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In 1992 Schmidt unseated Jürgen Schult as the German champion in the discus throw. He competed in the qualification meets for the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, but was not considered for the German Olympic team (rival Jürgen Schult was chosen and went on to win the silver medal). Schmidt later moved to San Francisco and became a stockbroker and management consultant.


Schmidt filed a departure request so that he could continue his athletic career in the West. At the end of 1987, he was allowed to move to West Germany, though it was already too late to be considered for the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. After the first track competition between East and West Germany, Jürgen Schult, having won the discus throw, refused to shake hands with Schmidt.


He was constantly under surveillance by the Volkspolizei and they uncovered a plan for his escape (aided by discus colleagues Ricky Bruch and Alwin Wagner); in the autumn of 1982, Schmidt was sentenced to one and a half years in prison. However, one year later he was paroled, on the condition he become a coach with SC Dynamo Adlershof, a sports team of the Felix Dzerzhinsky Watch Regiment.


After a disappointing fourth-place finish at the 1980 Olympics and missing the 1981 World Cup in Rome due to a second-place finish in the East German Championships, Schmidt decided to pursue athletic success in the West.


His personal best throw was 71.16 metres, achieved in August 1978 in Berlin. This ranks him third among German discus throwers, only behind Jürgen Schult and Lars Riedel.


Wolfgang Schmidt (born 16 January 1954) is a former German track and field athlete, who competed for East Germany at the 1976 Summer Olympics and won the silver medal in the discus throw. A former world record holder, he also won several medals at the European Athletics Championships. Schmidt made headlines in 1982 due to his failed attempt to escape from East Germany. He later competed for the Federal Republic of Germany and won third place in the 1990 European Athletics Championships. Born in Berlin, he competed for the SC Dynamo Berlin / Sportvereinigung (SV) Dynamo.