Gerald Weiß

Gerald Weiß (also spelled Weiss; 8 January 1960, in Lübz – 17 February 2018, in Kloster Lehnin) was an East German javelin thrower.[1][2]

Gerald Weiß
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Gerald Weiß in 1986
Personal information
Full nameGerhard Dietmar Eberhard Weiß
Born(1960-01-08)8 January 1960
Lübz, Bezirk Schwerin, East Germany
Died17 February 2018(2018-02-17) (aged 58)
Göhlsdorf, Kloster Lehnin municipality, Germany
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight105 kg (231 lb)
Country East Germany
Event(s)Javelin throw
ClubSC Traktor Schwerin
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)83.30 m (1988)
Medal record

Weiß represented the sports club SC Traktor Schwerin, and became East German champion in 1981.[3] His personal best throw was 83.30 metres, achieved in June 1988 in Jena.[4]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 11th
1988 Olympic Games[2] Seoul, South Korea 6th


  1. ^ "Schwerin: Früherer Speerwerfer Gerald Weiß verstorben". svz (in German). 19 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Gerald Weiß". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 December 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  3. ^ East German championships, men's javelin throw
  4. ^ World men's all-time best javelin throw (last updated 2001)

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