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Markus Esser (born 3 February 1980 in Leverkusen) is a retired German hammer throw. His personal best is 81.10 metres, achieved in July 2006 in Leverkusen. This ranks him eighth among German hammer throwers, behind Ralf Haber, Heinz Weis, Karsten Kobs, Günther Rodehau, Holger Klose, Christoph Sahner and Klaus Ploghaus.[1]

Markus Esser
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Markus Esser in 2014
Personal information
Nationality Germany
Born (1980-02-03) February 3, 1980 (age 39)
Leverkusen, West Germany
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight99 kg (218 lb)
Country Germany
Event(s)Hammer throw
ClubBayer Leverkusen
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)81.10 m (2006)

He won his only major international medal, the bronze at 2006 European Championships retrospectively after the disqualification of the original winner, Belarusian Ivan Tikhon.



  1. ^ "German all-time lists (updated September 2006)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 July 2007. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help) Retrieved 15 January 2007
  2. ^ Amsterdam 2001 results

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