Detlef Kästner (born March 20, 1958 in Wurzen ) is a former German boxer , GDR champion 1980 and bronze medal winner at the 1980 Olympic Games in the light middleweight division.
Detlef Kästner grew up in Wurzen, Saxony, and started boxing there as a teenager. The 1.74 meter tall athlete was soon delegated to SC Dynamo Berlin due to his success in the national junior division.
In 1976 he started at the Junior European Championships in Izmir and won there over Rostislav Osicka from Czechoslovakia on points (5-0), in the semifinals he was defeated by Koksol Ozogluoz and thus reached 3rd place.
In 1977 he finished second in the GDR welterweight championship after losing points in the final against Karl-Heinz Krüger from ASK forward Frankfurt (Oder) . In the following years, up to and including 1983, he won medals at the GDR championships. In 1980 he won his only GDR championship title by winning points in the final of the light middleweight division over Jürgen Alms from SC Traktor Schwerin (5-0).
In 1979 he started at the European Championship of Amateurs in Cologne in the light middleweight division. He lost to the 1976 Olympic champion Jerzy Rybicki from Poland , because he had to be taken out of the fight against him because of an injury he suffered in the second round. In 1980 Detlef Kästner started at the Intercup in Duisburg and lost there on points in the final fight against Markus Intlekofer from Germany .
At the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow , Detlef Kästner used the luck of the draw. He won after a light middleweight bye over Adeoye Adetunji from Nigeria by knockout in the 3rd round and over Leonidas Njunwa from Tanzania on points and had already reached the semifinals and thus a bronze medal . It stayed with this bronze medal, because in the semifinals he lost to Alexander Koschkin from the Soviet Union on points (0: 5).
In 1981 Detlef Kästner took part in the European Championships in Tampere . In the last sixteen he lost to Alexander Koschkin (0: 5). At the World Cup in Munich in 1982 he lost to Armando Martínez from Cuba (0: 5). He finished 9th in the light middleweight division at both events.
Detlef Kästner celebrated a remarkable victory in the final battle of the Chemistry Cup 1981 in Halle (Saale) . There he beat the Cuban Julio Quintana Martínez clearly on points in the final fight of the light middleweight division (5-0).
After the 1982 World Cup in Munich, Detlef Kästner did not start at any other international championships. In 1984 he resigned.
|1976||3.||Junior European Championship in Izmir||Welter||with a point win over Rostislav Osicka, Czechoslovakia (5: 0) u. Point loss to Koksol Ozogluoz, Turkey|
|1977||2.||TSC tournament in Berlin||Welter||after a point defeat in the final against Jochen Bachfeld , GDR|
|1978||2.||Chemistry Cup in Halle (Saale)||Welter||after losing a point in the final against Hassan Ibrahim Zadeh, Iran|
|1978||1.||TSC tournament in Berlin||Semi-middle||with a point victory in the final over Günter Rostankowski , GDR|
|1979||1.||Chemistry Cup in Halle (Saale)||Semi-middle||with a point victory in the final over Detlef Strassberg, GDR|
|1979||1.||Police championships of the former Eastern Bloc countries in Sofia||Semi-middle||with a point win in the final over Shagydar Bayarsakhan, Mongolia|
|1979||9.||EM in Cologne||Semi-middle||after an abandonment loss (injury) in the 2nd round against Jerzy Rybicki , Poland|
|1979||9.||Pre-Olympic tournament in Moscow||Semi-middle||after an abandonment loss in the round of 16 against Viktor Lisitsyn, Soviet Union|
|1980||2.||Intercup in Duisburg||Semi-middle||after a point defeat in the final against Markus Intlekofer , BRD|
|1980||bronze||OS in Moscow||Semi-middle||with a knockout win in the 3rd round over Adeoye Adetunji, Nigeria , a point win over Leonidas Njunwa, Tanzania (5: 0) u. a point defeat against Alexander Koschkin , Soviet Union (0: 5)|
|1980||2.||TSC tournament in Berlin||Semi-middle||after a defeat (injury) without a fight against Piotr Galkin, Soviet Union|
|1981||1.||Chemistry Cup in Halle (Saale)||Semi-middle||with a point win in the final over Julio Quintana Martínez , Cuba (5: 0)|
|1981||9.||EM in Tampere||Semi-middle||after a point defeat in the round of 16 against Alexander Koschkin (0: 5)|
|1982||2.||Chemistry Cup in Halle (Saale)||Semi-middle||after a point defeat in the final against Armando Martínez , Cuba (2: 3)|
|1982||9.||World Cup in Munich||Semi-middle||after a point win over Jorge Amparo, Dominican Republic (4: 1) u. a point defeat in the round of 16 against Arnaldo Martinez (0: 5)|
|1982||2.||TSC tournament in Berlin||Semi-middle||after a point defeat in the final against Jorge Guzman, Cuba (1: 4)|
|1976||Bucharest||Romania Juniors against GDR Juniors||Semi-middle||Point defeat against Butnaru|
|1976||Koszalin||Poland Juniors versus GDR Juniors||Welter||Points winner over Marian Kaluga|
|1976||Zielona Góra||Poland Juniors versus GDR Juniors||Welter||Points winner over Ryszard Talaj|
|1978||Sofia||Bulgaria against GDR||Semi-middle||Points winner over Ilja Iliew|
|1979||Schwerin||GDR against Uganda||Semi-middle||Demolition winner in the 2nd round over Jonas Okoth|
|1979||Crystal Bay||USA against GDR||Semi-middle||Points winner over Roosevelt Green|
|1979||Burlington||USA against GDR||Semi-middle||Points winner over Poncho Carter|
|1979||Rostock||GDR against Romania||Semi-middle||Point defeat against Marcel Sirba|
|1980||Gera||GDR against Bulgaria||Semi-middle||Points winner over Zhelya Stefanow (3: 0)|
|1981||Warsaw||Poland against GDR||Semi-middle||Point defeat against Andrzej Krysiak (1: 2)|
|1982||Rostock||GDR versus Poland||Semi-middle||Points winner over Henryk Petrich (3-0)|
|1982||Biloxi||USA against GDR||Semi-middle||Aborted defeat in the 2nd round against Alfred Mayes|
|1982||Schwerin||GDR versus USA||Semi-middle||Points winner over John David Jackson (2: 1)|
|1982||Wismar||GDR versus USA||Semi-middle||Points winner over John David Jackson (2: 1)|
|1983||Brăila||Romania against GDR||Semi-middle||Aborted defeat in the 2nd round (injury) against Gheorghe Simion|
|1977||2.||Welter||after losing points in the final against Karl-Heinz Krüger , ASK Vorwärts Frankfurt (Oder) (0: 5)|
|1978||3.||Welter||behind Detlef Ludwig, SG Wismut Gera u. Siegfried Vogelreuter , SC Chemie Halle (Saale)|
|1979||2.||Semi-middle||after a point defeat in the final against Günter Rostankowski , ASK Vorwärts Frankfurt (Oder)|
|1980||1.||Semi-middle||with a point victory in the final over Jürgen Alms, SC Traktor Schwerin|
|1981||3.||Semi-middle||behind Ralf Hunger u. Ronald Wandelt, bde. SC Chemie Halle (Saale)|
|1982||2.||Semi-middle||after losing points in the final against Ralf Hunger|
|1983||2.||Semi-middle||after losing a point in the final against Michael Timm , SC Traktor Schwerin|
- Website http://www.amateur-boxing.strefa.pl
- Box Sport magazine
- Detlef Kästner in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German boxer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 20, 1958|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Spice up|