Florian Schwarthoff

Florian Schwarthoff ( born May 7, 1968 in Dortmund ) is a retired German hurdler, who won an Olympic bronze medal in the 110- meter hurdles in 1996. From 1987 to 1997 he dominated the German hurdles before Falk Balzer he made ​​this position in dispute. He was twelve times German champion.

His greatest success was in addition to winning the silver medal at the European Championships in Helsinki in 1994, third place at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. In 1995 it seemed as if Florian Schwarthoff after being in internationally notable ran 13.05 s German record, could win in international championships. Traveled with medal chances at the 1995 World Championships in Gothenburg, but he fell in the semifinals and retired.

In 2003 Schwarthoff ended his career after finishing fourth at the European Championships in Munich in 2002. The last two years he started for the OSC Berlin, in front of the LAC source.

He had a competition weight of 77 kg at a height of 2.01 m.

In 1998, Florian Schwarthoff the Rudolf Harbig Memorial Award.


  • Athlete Portrait of Florian Schwarthoff at IAAF (English)
  • Hurdler ( Germany )
  • German
  • Olympian ( Germany )
  • German master ( athletics)
  • Athletes (Dortmund )
  • Man
  • Born in 1968