Wolfgang Schmidt

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Wolfgang Schmidt (born 16 January 1954) is a former German track and field athlete, who competed for East Germany at the 1976 Summer Olympics and won the silver medal in the discus throw. A former world record holder, he also won several medals at the European Athletics Championships. Schmidt made headlines in 1982 due to his failed attempt to escape from East Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wolfgang Schmidt has received more than 49,157 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Wolfgang Schmidt is the 795th most popular athlete (down from 636th in 2019), the 4,143rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 3,127th in 2019) and the 61st most popular German Athlete.

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Among athletes, Wolfgang Schmidt ranks 795 out of 3,055Before him are Luciano Sušanj, Ingrid Gulbin, Klaus Siebert, Tsuyoshi Yamanaka, Ingrid Becker, and James Juvenal. After him are Arthur Wint, Andy Stanfield, Liu Xiang, Hugo Wieslander, Jack Lovelock, and Walter Byron.

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Among people born in 1954, Wolfgang Schmidt ranks 399Before him are Giorgos Kaminis, Jim Duggan, Jürgen Trittin, Don Stark, Cherie Blair, and Susan Kare. After him are Tedj Bensaoula, Toshiaki Imai, Anatoliy Kinakh, Steve Smith, Magnus Uggla, and Francesco Rutelli.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wolfgang Schmidt ranks 4,143 out of 5,289Before him are Jürgen Trittin (1954), Klaus Siebert (1955), Julian Brandt (1996), Rudi Hoffmann (1935), Ingrid Becker (1942), and Chris Gueffroy (1968). After him are Heinz Wewers (1927), Oswald Karch (1917), Wolfgang Seguin (1945), Ian Harding (1986), Alexander Dreymon (1983), and Ole von Beust (1955).

Among ATHLETES In Germany

Among athletes born in Germany, Wolfgang Schmidt ranks 61Before him are Rolf Danneberg (1953), Markus Rühl (1972), Johanna Klier (1952), Ingrid Gulbin (1943), Klaus Siebert (1955), and Ingrid Becker (1942). After him are Monika Zehrt (1952), Matthias Behr (1955), Katrin Krabbe (1969), Ilona Gusenbauer (1947), Gerd Wessig (1959), and Jan Frodeno (1981).