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Gert Michael Weil Wiesenborn (born January 3, 1960 in Puerto Montt) is a retired Chilean shot putter of German ancestry, who dominated the sport on the South American scene during the 1980s and early 1990s.

Gert Weil
Personal information
Full nameGert Michael Weil Wiesenborn
Nationality Chile
Born (1960-01-03) January 3, 1960 (age 59)
Puerto Montt, Los Lagos
Height1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight122 kg (269 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Updated on 8 May 2013.

His best performance at a global event was a sixth place at the 1988 Olympic Games. His personal best was 20.90, achieved in Wirges 1986.

Weil is married to Colombian Olympic medalist Ximena Restrepo. Their daughter, Martina, is a track and field athlete at the University of Tennessee after winning the 400 meters in the South American U23 championships and setting a Chilean national record in the event.[1]

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Chile
1976 South American Youth Championships Santiago, Chile 1st Shot put 15.73 m
1978 South American Junior Championships São Paulo, Brazil 1st Shot put 16.50 m
1979 South American Championships Bucaramanga, Colombia 1st Shot put 16.42 m
Pan American Games San Juan, Puerto Rico 7th Discus throw 43.24 m
1980 Liberty Bell Classic Philadelphia, United States 3rd Shot put 16.17 m
1981 South American Championships La Paz, Bolivia 1st Shot put 17.48 m
1982 Southern Cross Games Santa Fe, Argentina 1st Shot put 17.37 m
2nd Discus throw
3rd Hammer throw
1983 South American Championships Santa Fe, Argentina 1st Shot put 18.29 m
Pan American Games Caracas, Venezuela 2nd Shot put 17.30 m
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 10th Shot put 18.69 m
1985 World Indoor Games Paris, France 7th Shot put 19.47 m
South American Championships Santiago, Chile 1st Shot put 20.14 m
1986 Ibero-American Championships Havana, Cuba 1st Shot put 19.82 m
1987 World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 9th Shot put 18.90 m
South American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 1st Shot put 19.35 m
Pan American Games Indianapolis, United States 1st Shot put 20.21 m
World Championships Rome, Italy 10th Shot put 19.71 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 6th Shot put 20.38 m
1989 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 6th Shot put 19.91 m
South American Championships Medellín, Colombia 1st Shot put 19.98 m
3rd Discus throw 52.36 m
1990 Ibero-American Championships Manaus, Brazil 1st Shot put 19.58 m
South American Games Lima, Peru 1st Shot put 18.32 m
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 6th Shot put 19.56 m
South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 1st Shot put 18.37 m
Pan American Games Havana, Cuba 3rd Shot put 19.47 m
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 9th Shot put 19.30 m
1992 Ibero-American Championships Seville, Spain 1st Shot put 18.94 m
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 13th (q) Shot put 19.41 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 6th Shot put 19.95 m
1994 Ibero-American Championships Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st Shot put 19.30 m
South American Games Valencia, Venezuela 1st Shot put 18.74 m
1995 Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 3rd Shot put 18.71 m
South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 1st Shot put 19.02 m
1996 Ibero-American Championships Medellín, Colombia 1st Shot put 19.67 m
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 22nd (q) Shot put 18.67 m

ReferencesEdit

  • Gert Weil at IAAF
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Gert Weil". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2013-02-06. Invalid |url-status=no (help)