Charles Friedek

Charles Michael Friedek ( born August 26, 1971 in Giessen, Hesse ) is a German athlete, who in 1999 became world champion in the triple jump ( 17.59 m).

In 2002 he won the silver medal at the European Championships ( 17.33 m). Charles Friedek was the first black athlete ever to won a world title for Germany. Among his other achievements also include the title of World Indoor Champion 1999, European Indoor Champion 2000, European Champion 1998, vice Hall, World Cup winner in 1998, Grand Prix winner in 1998. Recently (2005) was Charles Friedek successful as a European Cup winner. He won seventeen titles at German Championships. At a size of 1.84 m, it had a competition weight of 82 kg. Friedek was Olympian 1996, 2000 and 2004. 1996 he was Fourteenth, 2000, he reached despite being torn biceps tendon and the finale was twelfth. 2004 had Friedek cancel the competition after two invalid attempt injured. For the 2008 Summer Olympics Friedek was not nominated. The required Olympic standard - two jumps over 17 meters - he fulfilled in two experiments on 25 June 2008 within a competition in Wesel, but they would have to reach in the opinion of the German Olympic Sports Confederation yet in another event. The German sports arbitration court, however, followed the opinion Friedeks and confirmed the fulfillment of the Olympic standard. The DOSB felt not bound by the judgment of the sports court and refused to participate. With his appeal against this decision Friedek failed before the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main. Then Friedek complained in this regard against the German Olympic Sports Confederation before the Landgericht Frankfurt for damages, the 13th Civil Chamber of his action at first instance upheld the judgment of December 15, 2011 Basically after. 2007 Rudolf Harbig Memorial Prize awarded him. Since May 2010 Friedek works as a trainer at the Athletics Community ASV DSHS Cologne, where he is responsible for the horizontal Springer group of LG. He also serves on the coaching staff of the IAAF Training Centre " ATC Cologne" and manages inter alia on the Asia Champion Mare Stella Torres and Charisse Bacchus.