Ralf Bartels

Ralf Bartels (born 21 February 1978 in Stavenhagen, Germany, then German Democratic Republic) is a German shot putter. He became European Champion at the 2006 European Championships in Athletics in Gothenburg, Sweden after beating Belarusian Andrei Mikhnevich with a final put of 21.13 metres, two centimetres ahead of the Belarusian.

Ralf Bartels
Ralf Bartels at Josef Odlozil Memorial in Prague 16June2008.jpg
Bartels at the 2008 Odložil Memorial in Prague
Personal information
Born (1978-02-21) 21 February 1978 (age 42)
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Weight143 kg (315 lb)
Country Germany
Event(s)Shot put
Updated on 15 August 2012.

Bartels also won bronze at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki, with a put of 20.99 m. He had previously been a bronze medalist at the 2002 European Athletics Championships.

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Germany
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 1st 18.71 m
1997 European Junior Championships Ljubljana, Slovenia 1st 18.30 m
1999 European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 6th 18.53 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 17th (q) 19.41 m
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 8th (q) 19.60 m
European Championships Munich, Germany 3rd 20.58 m
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 12th (q) 19.32 m
World Championships Paris, France 5th 20.50 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 11th (q) 19.93 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 7th 20.26 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 20.99 m
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 11th (q) 19.46 m
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st 21.13 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 6th 20.45 m
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 3rd 20.39 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 3rd 21.37 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 2nd 21.44 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 2nd 20.93 m
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 1st 21.16 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 9th 20.14 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 16th (q) 20.00 m
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th 20.16 m

External linksEdit

Bartels at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin