Ingolf Wiegert

Ingolf Wiegert ( born November 3, 1957 in Magdeburg ) is a former German handball player.

SC Magdeburg

Wiegert started at TuS Magdeburg progress with the sport of handball and then switched to the power center SC Magdeburg. At age 19 he made his debut in the GDR Oberliga. Quick, the district runner -established as the successor to the retiring Wolfgang Lakenmacher. With the SCM, he was seven times GDR champion and four- time East German cup winner. He also won with the SCM 1978 and 1981 the European Cup of Champions.


Wiegert completed 225 caps for the East German national team. He was a member of the team that was at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow Olympic champion. The title he could not defend in Los Angeles in 1984 because of the boycott of the GDR. At the Summer Olympics in Seoul in 1988, he failed due to a torn Achilles tendon, which he had contracted in January 1988 and ended his career, also unable to attend.

1978 and 1986, he came third with the GDR at the World Handball Championship. For his achievements in the national team, he was in 1980 awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit in silver and 1984 gold.


After his playing career, he became youth coach at SCM and reached in 1990 with the A- youth DDR runner. 1993/1994 he coached the Bundesliga team of the SCM. From 1994 to 1995 he was national coach of the national women's team. In 1997 he took over as coach at SG Eintracht Glindemann and led the " Village Association " near Schönebeck within five years of the county class up to the Regionalliga. In 2005 he resigned because of differences over the future development of the club.

Wiegert works as a teacher at Magdeburg sports high school and coached junior Kempa handball in training camps.


"He is the man with the ball bearings in the hips, which was like wet soap, slippery and not hold. "


Wiegert is married, the former Bundesliga player Bennet Wiegert is his son.