Anna Battke

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Anna Battke.

Anna Battke (born January 3, 1985 in Düsseldorf ) is a German athlete who specializes in the pole vault .

She started pole vaulting in 2004 at the age of 19 after practicing many other sports in her childhood and adolescence. These included swimming, horse riding and judo, in which she wears the brown belt.

Her personal best outdoors is 4.68 m, set up at the ISTAF in Berlin (2009). In 2009 she jumped 4.65 m indoors at the European Indoor Championships in Turin / Italy and won the bronze medal. At the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Valencia in 2008 , she reached eighth place in the final with 4.45 m (qualification: 4.50 m).

Anna Battke started for ASC Düsseldorf until 2006 and then moved to USC Mainz . With a height of 1.73 m, she had a competition weight of 58 kg. At the World Indoor Championships in Valencia, she caused discussions when she started with the slogan "Stop Doping" and thus rekindled speculation about doping in athletics.

Battke studied psychology at the TU Darmstadt. In the summer of 2013, she retired from competitive sports after becoming a mother for the first time.


  • Third of the European Indoor Championships in 2009
  • Third of the U23 European Championships in 2007
  • Second of the German Indoor Championships in 2008 and 2009
  • 8th place World Indoor Championships 2008
  • 7th place World Championships 2009

Web links

Commons : Anna Battke  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Interview in the magazine "Sport in Form" (monthly magazine of the Landessportbundes Rheinland-Pfalz) June 2009 edition, pp. 22-23.
  2. Anna Battke's protest against doping: "I can't name any names" , March 9, 2008