Klaus Tafelmeier

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Klaus Tafelmeier
Personal information
Full name Klaus-Dieter Tafelmeier
Nationality  West Germany
Born April 12, 1958 (1958-04-12) (age 61)
Singen, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)
Country  West Germany
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Javelin throw
Club Bayer Leverkusen
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 91.44 m (1983)

Klaus-Dieter Tafelmeier (born 12 April 1958 in Singen, Baden-Württemberg) is a retired German javelin thrower. He represented Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

In September 1986 Tafelmeier threw 85.74 metres in Como to record the first official world record for the new javelin type. The record lasted until May 1987 when Jan Železný threw 87.66 metres.[1] Tafelmeier later established a career best throw of 86.64 metres in Gelsenkirchen. This ranks him fifth among German javelin throwers with the new implement, behind Raymond Hecht, Boris Henry, Peter Blank and Peter Esenwein. [2]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  West Germany
1977 European Junior Championships Donetsk, Soviet Union 1st
1982 European Championships Athens, Greece 13th
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 8th
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 22nd 73.52 m
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 1st
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 15th 76.46 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 4th
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 11th 77.26 m
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 33rd 72.42 m

Seasonal bests by year

  • 1986 - 85.74
  • 1987 - 86.64
  • 1988 - 82.72


  1. World Record Progression javelin throw men - Athletix
  2. German top lists - Deutschen Leichtathletik-Verbandes (German)