German shot putter who has taken home multiple gold medals at events like the European Athletics Championships and World Championships in Athletics. He is one of very few athletes ever to be crowned World Champion at the youth, junior and senior level.
He was born in Rochlitz and was coached by Sven Lang.
He set a world record for juniors with a distance of 22.73 meters with a 6 kilogram shot.
His grandfather encouraged him to join the athletics club VfL Rochlitzer Berg as a child.
He and the United States' John Godina are both multiple-time World Champions in men's shot put.