Norbert Dobeleit
Personal information
Born17 July 1964 (1964-07-17) (age 57)
Renchen, Baden-Württemberg
Medal record

Norbert Dobeleit (born 17 July 1964) is a German television personality and retired athlete. During his active career he represented West Germany and specialized in the 200 and 400 metres.


Dobeleit was born in Renchen, Baden-Württemberg. At the 1987 World Championships he placed fifth in 4 x 100 metres relay and fourth in 4x400 metres relay. At the 1988 Summer Olympics held in Seoul, South Korea he helped win the 4 x 400 metres relay bronze medal with his teammates Edgar Itt, Jörg Vaihinger and Ralf Lübke.[1]

He won the 400 m race at the 1990 European Indoor Championships, and at the 1990 European Championships he finished fifth in 400 m and second in 4 × 400 m relay with teammates Klaus Just, Edgar Itt and Carsten Köhrbrück.

His personal best time was 20.43 seconds, achieved in July 1987 in Rhede. This ranks him ninth among German 200 m sprinters, behind Tobias Unger, Frank Emmelmann, Sebastian Ernst, Eugen Ray, Jürgen Evers, Ralf Lübke, Bernhard Hoff and Hans-Joachim Zenk.[2]

After retiring he has worked as a television presenter in the German media.

Norbert Dobeleit was married to Swiss television presenter Tamara Sedmak and they have a son named Julius, born in June 2011. They are now separated.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Norbert Dobeleit". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 December 2016.
  2. ^ ""Ewige" Bestenliste der deutschen Leichtathletik" ["Eternal" list of the best in German athletics] (PDF). (in German). Deutscher Leichtathletik-Verband. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 July 2007.