Marko Spittka

Marko Spittka ( born April 22, 1971 in Dresden ) is a German judoka, who won an Olympic bronze medal in 1996.

After Spittka had won at the Junior European Championship 1989 silver in the category up to 78 kg, he won in March 1990 at the Junior World Championships and in November 1990 at the European Junior Championships. He joined in March still on for the German Democratic Republic, as he launched in October 1990, the reunified Germany. In February 1991, he was victorious in Paris for the first time in a World Cup tournament. In 1992, Spittka his first national title. At the European Championships in Paris, he won and finished at the Military World Championship in second place. In the military world championship Spittka first appeared in the weight class up to 86 kg, but until September 1993, he launched constantly in the heavier class. In 1994 he reached at the World Team Championships in Paris the final in his weight class and then lost against the French Vincenzo Carabetta. A month later, he won the German team at the European Team Championship in The Hague the title.

In 1995, Spittka his first German championship in the class up to 86 kg, he was in 1996 and 1997 to successfully defend. At the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta Spittka only lost in the semifinals to eventual Olympic champion Jeon Ki Young from South Korea, in the hope round, Spittka the bronze medal. A year later Spittka met again in the finals of the World Championship in Paris on the South Koreans and lost again. 1998, the weight category up to 86 kg was replaced by the weight category up to 90 kg, Spittka won the first German championship in this new weight class. At the European Championships in Oviedo he reached the final, where he lost to Dutchman Mark Huizinga. This was Spittkas last big finale. Two years later he joined again at the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000, but retired in the first round.

Marko Spittka won his championship title, all as a member of the Judo Club 90 from Frankfurt (Oder ). Nevertheless, he won in 1996 and 1997, the German team championship with the TSV Abensberg and won with Abensberg 1997 at the European Cup.

Since early 2013 Marko Spittka is the new national coach of the Austrian Judo Association. He thus entered the successor to Udo Quellmalz.