German weightlifter and Olympic gold medalist who won gold at the 1992 Barcelona games in the 110 kg weight class.
He first competed in the Olympics in 1988 and won a bronze.
He won a total of eight medals between the Olympics and World Weightlifting Championships.
He married Anna Weller in 2003.
He won gold at the 1992 Olympics, the same year Michael Jordan led the Dream Team to gold in basketball.