Siegfried Wentz

Siegfried "Siggi" Wentz (German pronunciation: [ˈzɪɡi vɛnt͡s] (listen); born 7 March 1960) is a German former track and field athlete who competed in the decathlon. He is the 1984 Olympic bronze medallist, and a two-time World Championship medallist.

Siegfried Wentz
Personal information
Born (1960-03-07) 7 March 1960 (age 62)
Röthenbach bei St. Wolfgang [de]


Wentz was born in Rothenbach. In the 1980s and until 1990 he represented West Germany and belonged to the world elite in the decathlon. His most notable result was winning the bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. At that event he scored 8412 points, his results for each of the events were 10.99s - 7.11m - 15.87m - 2.09m - 47.78s - 14.35s - 46.60m - 4.50m - 67.68m - 4:33.96 min.

His personal best result of 8762 points in Filderstadt-Bernhausen on 5 June 1983, placed him third on the world all-time list at that time behind Jürgen Hingsen and Daley Thompson, and still ranks him 14th on the all-time list (as of 2018). It ranks him third among German decathletes, only behind Hingsen and Uwe Freimuth.[1]

After his career in sports, Wentz became a doctor, eventually rising to chief doctor at the Schlüsselbad clinic in Bad Peterstal (Black Forest).

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1982 European Championships Athens, Greece 20th 7284 pts
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 8478 pts
1984 Olympic Games[2] Los Angeles, United States 3rd 8412 pts
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, Germany 3rd 8676 pts
1987 Universiade Zagreb, Yugoslavia 1st 8348 pts
World Championship Rome. Italy 2nd 8461 pts
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 12th 7810 pts

Wentz represented USC Mainz sports club. During his active sport career he was 1.93 meters tall and weighed 93 kilograms.


  • Altmaier, Doris; Wentz, Siegfried: Ernährung mit Spaß - Bewegung mit Maß (Nutrition with Fun - Movement with Measure), 2004, Fitness Advisor

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ ""Ewige" Bestenliste der deutschen Leichtathletik" ["Eternal" list of the best in German athletics] (PDF). (in German). Deutscher Leichtathletik-Verband. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 July 2007.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Siggi Wentz". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 December 2016. Full name: Siegfried Wentz

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Preceded by Men's heptathlon world record holder
20 February 1982 – 12 February 1989
Succeeded by