Martin Weppler
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing  West Germany
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1978 Prague 4 × 400m relay

Martin Weppler (born 21 February 1958) is a retired West German sprinter who specialized in the 400 metres.


He was born in Schramberg.[1] He won a gold medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay at the 1978 European Championships together with Franz-Peter Hofmeister, Bernd Herrmann und Harald Schmid.[2] He won a silver medal in 400 metres behind Andreas Knebel at the 1981 European Indoor Championships.[3] At the 1983 World Championships he entered the 400 m competition without reaching the final and ran in the opening round of the relay race.[citation needed] The same thing happened at the 1984 Summer Olympics.[1]

Domestically he won bronze medals at the West German championships in 1978, 1979, 1981 and 1983. He represented the sports team VfB Stuttgart, and VfL Sindelfingen from 1983.[4]

His personal best was 45.74 seconds, achieved in July 1983 in Munich.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Martin Weppler". Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 2 February 2010.
  2. ^ "1994 European Championships, men's high jump". Retrieved 2 February 2010.
  3. ^ "European Indoor Championships (Men)". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 30 January 2010.
  4. ^ "West German championships medalists, men's 400 metres". Sport-Komplett. Retrieved 2 February 2010.
  5. ^ World men's all-time best 400m (last updated 2001)