Ronny Weller

Ronny Weller (born 22 July 1969 in Oelsnitz, Saxony) is a German weightlifter who competed for East Germany and later for Germany.

Olympic medal record
Men's Weightlifting
Representing  East Germany
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Seoul 110 kg
Representing  Germany
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona 110 kg
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta +108 kg
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney +105 kg
World Weightlifting Championships
Silver medal – second place 1991 Donaueschingen 110 kg
Gold medal – first place 1993 Melbourne +108 kg
Silver medal – second place 1995 Guangzhou +108 kg
Silver medal – second place 1997 Chiang Mai +108 kg
European Weightlifting Championships
Silver medal – second place 1993 Sofia 108 kg
Gold medal – first place 1998 Riesa +105 kg
Silver medal – second place 1999 La Coruña +105 kg
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sofia +105 kg
Gold medal – first place 2002 Antalya +105 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Kiev +105 kg

During the 1990s, he was three times world champion, and broke world records 11 times. He participated in the Olympic Games five times, winning four medals. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens he had to retire from the contest due to an injury he suffered during the snatch competition.

He is, jointly with fellow (East) German Ingo Steinhöfel, the second weightlifter to compete at five Olympics. The first was Hungarian Imre Földi from 1960-76.

Major resultsEdit

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
Olympic Games
1988   Seoul, South Korea 110 kg 190.0 190.0 190.0 3 230.0 230.0 235.0 3 425.0  
1992   Barcelona, Spain 110 kg 185.0 190.0 192.5 2 225.0 235.0 240.0 1 432.5  
1996   Atlanta, United States +108 kg 195.0 200.0 202.5 2 245.0 252.5 255.0 2 455.0  
2000   Sydney, Australia +105 kg 200.0 207.5 210.0 2 250.0 257.5 262.5 4 467.5  
2004   Athens, Greece +105 kg 195.0 200.0 202.5 7


Personal recordsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Records from 1972 - 1992". Weightliftingexchange.com. Retrieved 11 August 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "IWF Annual Book 2007" (PDF). www.iwf.net.

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