Ellen Fiedler

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Ellen Fiedler (born November 26, 1958 in Demmin as Ellen Neumann ) is a former German athlete and Olympic medalist ( starting for the GDR ).


Ellen Fiedler was GDR champion in the 400-meter hurdles in 1981, 1982 and 1983 . She won silver over the 400 meter hurdles at the 1980 World Championships behind Bärbel Broschat , also from the GDR. At the world championships in 1983 she was third. In 1986 she was sixth at the European Championships .

After that, she ended her career, but returned after a year and a half break. At the Olympic Games in Seoul in 1988 she won the bronze medal in the 400-meter hurdles behind the Australians Debbie Flintoff-King (gold) and Tazzjana Ljadouskaja (silver) from the USSR . For this success she was awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit in bronze.

Ellen Fiedler started for SC Dynamo Berlin . With a height of 1.76 m, she had a competition weight of 66 kg. In the documents on state doping in the GDR that became public after the fall of the Wall , the name of Fiedler was also found among the doped athletes.


  • Klaus Amrhein: Biographical manual on the history of German athletics 1898–2005 . 2 volumes. Darmstadt 2005 published on German Athletics Promotion and Project Society.

Individual evidence

  1. Neues Deutschland , 12./13. November 1988, p. 4
  2. ^ Brigitte Berendonk : Doping. From research to fraud . Reinbek 1992, ISBN 3-499-18677-2 , p. 181

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