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.
- Neues Deutschland , 12./13. November 1988, p. 4
- Brigitte Berendonk : Doping. From research to fraud . Reinbek 1992, ISBN 3-499-18677-2 , p. 181
- Ellen Fiedler in the Munzinger archive ( beginning of article freely available)
- Ellen Fiedler in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
- Ellen Neumann-Fiedler in the database of World Athletics (English)
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Neumann, Ellen (maiden name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German hurdler|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 26, 1958|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Demmin , GDR|