Maik Bull Man ( Mike Bull Man ) ( born April 25, 1967 in Frankfurt ( Oder) ) is a former German wrestler and current coach. He was Olympic champion and three-time World and European champion in Greco-Roman wrestling in heavyweight. He is the coach of the national team in the German Ringer Ringer Federal Greco- Roman style.
Maik Bull husband grew up in GDR times on the Frankfurt ( Oder). Early on, he began the " data processing center ( DVZ ) " Frankfurt (Oder) and coach Horst Vogelsang with the rings and, after initial successes, delegated to ASK Vorwärts Frankfurt because of his talent that emerged at that time. There he found in Günter and Peter Reichelt Mandelkow the coaches who cared for him for many years very successfully. At that time, he also learned the trade of machinist. But Fred Hoffmann and Werner Heppner played a major role in his success. After 1986 and 1987, very good results at the Junior European Championships or Junior World Championships in Greco -Roman style, the style that he wrestled exclusively achieved, he was also at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul at the opposite start, could but not yet placed in the front of the field.
In May 1989, showed Maik Bull man, what progress he had made. At the European Championships in Oulu, he was European Vice Champion. Only the Russians Vladimir Popov, he had to admit defeat.
At the World Championships in 1989 in Martigny / Switzerland - in the GDR citizens protests that brought the end of the GDR took its beginning already - succeeded Maik Bull man the first great success of his career. He was world champion in the light heavyweight division. In the journal " The Ringer " states: " The Frankfurt ( on the Oder ) Maik Bull man was the most superior champion of the World Cup in Martigny. In none of his fights the GDR Champion had to go over the full period of struggle. "
At the European Championships in 1990, he started a weight class higher. In the heavyweight, he won the silver medal. Only the Russian Anatoly Fedorenko was better than him. After the reunification of the two German states continued Bull man his career in Germany continued seamlessly. He began now for the AC Bavaria Goldbach, later for the first Luckenwalder SC. At the World Championships in Rome, he defended his world title at light heavyweight with success. Eight wins were required for this.
At the European Championships in 1991 in Aschaffenburg he struck while the Turkish top wrestler and eventual champions Hakkı Başar, but suffered in the fight against Pavel Potapov from the USSR a rib injury that disabled him so that he lost against this and Komáromi Tibor from Hungary. Well again, he won half a year later at the World Championships in Varna his third world title at light heavyweight in a row. In the final he defeated Reynaldo Pena from Cuba, who had previously turned off Potapov.
1992 was the most successful year 's Bull Maik. In April, he was superior in Copenhagen European champions, scoring in his six wins a scoring ratio of 33:1 in his favor. In Barcelona, he was in exactly the same superior style Olympic champion in the light heavyweight division. In the final battle he suggested Hakkı Başar safe with Result 5: 0 points. His points ratio in 5 battles this time was 32 : 1
Maik Bull man was still undefeated so far in the four major championships (WM 89, 90 and 91 and OS 92).
He had at the World Championships in 1993 in the final of the Russian Gogi Koguaschwili which should evolve in the course of career Maik Bull 's still a true nemesis, on points his first defeat. At the Grand Prix of Germany in the spring of 1993, Bull man Koguaschwili had been defeated yet.
1994 lost Maik Bull man, after a lengthy injury lay ill prepared at the European Championships in Athens in the 2nd round against the Norwegians Stig Kleven and only came on the 8th Place. At the World Championships in Tampere he was back in better shape and won a bronze medal. Koguaschwili was back last stop for him.
At the European Championships in 1995 in Besançon Maik was beaten by Koguaschwili again after four superior wins and became vice European champion. At the World Championships in Prague in 1995, he could not compete due to injury.
The last year of his career, in which Maik Bull man should be very successful once again, was 1996. He was again Vice European Champion in Budapest, where he again failed to Koguaschwili and won at the Olympic Games in Atlanta a bronze medal.
Maik Bull man involved also in the years 1997-2000 at the international championships. But he succeeded no more medal win. For the 2000 Olympics, he could no longer qualify.
The International Wrestling Federation FILA has the great achievements Maik Bull 's appreciated and welcomed him in September 2006 in the FILA International Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Maik Bull man was during his active career member of the Armed Forces and restaurateur in Frankfurt ( Oder), completed after his career, a coach training and is now national coach at the German Ringer Association, in charge of the men range in Greco- Roman style. He celebrated his first major success as a national coach at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, as his protégé Mirko Englich light heavyweight won the silver medal.
(OS = Olympic Games, WM = World Championship, EM = European Championship, GR = Greek and Roman. Styles, Mi = Middleweight (up to 92 kg body weight), Hs = Light Heavyweight ( up to 1996 up to 90 kg body weight, then to 97 kg body weight), S = Heavy weight up to 100 kg body weight)