Karsten Kobs

Karsten Kobs
Personal information
Born (1971-09-16) September 16, 1971
Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 127 kg (280 lb)
Sport Men's Athletics
Event(s) Men's Hammer throw
Club Bayer Leverkusen
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 82.78 m (1999)

Karsten Kobs (born 16 September 1971 in Dortmund) is a German hammer thrower, whose personal best throw is 82.78 metres, achieved in June 1999 in Dortmund. This ranks him third among German hammer throwers, only behind Ralf Haber and Heinz Weis.

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  West Germany
1989 European Junior Championships Varaždin, FR Yugoslavia 10th 62.02 m
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 4th 67.66 m
Representing  Germany
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 16th 71.82 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 10th 74.40 m
1995 World Student Games Fukuoka, Japan 7th 73.32 m
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 16th 72.96 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, Georgia, United States 18th 74.20 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 9th 76.12 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd 80.13 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 1st 80.24 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 31st 72.29 m
IAAF Grand Prix Final Doha, Qatar 3rd 79.22 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada DNS
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 14th 77.44 m
World Cup Madrid, Spain 3rd 78.44 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 17th 75.55 m
World Athletics Final Szombathely, Hungary 8th 74.18 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 8th 76.30 m
World Athletics Final Szombathely, Hungary 7th 75.26 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 8th 77.93 m


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