Between 1988 and 1990 he was German indoor triple jump champion three times . In 1989 he was also German champion in this discipline in the open air competitions.
He achieved his personal best on September 23, 1988 in Düsseldorf with 17.33 m. This puts him in sixth place in the all-time best list of the German Athletics Association (DLV) behind Ralf Jaros , Charles Friedek , Volker Mai , Dirk Gamlin and Peter Bouschen (as of 2008).
His personal best in the hall is 17.17 m, achieved on January 14, 1990. This distance brings him to third place in the all-time best list of the DLV.
With a height of 1.85 m, he had a competition weight of 69 kg.
Parallel to his competitive sports career , Wolfgang Zinser studied medicine from 1985 to May 1995 at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf and obtained his doctorate in 1999 with the thesis Back pain and high-performance sport: Epidemiology and influencing factors in former German top athletes and comparison with data from the normal population of western industrial nations. After further qualifications, Dr. Zinser is currently the chief physician in Dinslaken .
- "Eternal" halls - list of the best in German athletics. In: Leichtathletik.de. German Athletics Association, February 9, 2017, accessed on February 17, 2017 .
- Wolfgang Zinser in the database of World Athletics (English)
- Wolfgang Zinser in the Munzinger archive ( beginning of article freely available)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German athlete|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 26, 1964|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Loeffingen|