|nation||DDR , Germany|
|birthday||16th February 1972 (age 48)|
|place of birth||Röbel / Müritz|
|discipline||400 meter run|
|Best performance||49.42 s|
LT 85 Hanover
During the GDR period she belonged to SC Neubrandenburg , later to LT 85 Hanover , OSC Berlin and finally SC Magdeburg , where she was trained by Thomas Springstein , who later also became her life partner.
On December 28, 2005, Grit Breuer announced the end of her career as a competitive athlete. She has recently had health problems again and again, the athlete justified her decision.
Successes in detail
- 1988: Olympic Games : use in the run-up to the 4 x 400 meter relay, which took 3rd place; Junior World Championships: 1st place (51.24 s)
- 1990: European Championships : 1st place in the 400 meter run; 1st place with the 4 x 400 meter relay (3: 28.22 min, together with Annett Hesselbarth , Manuela Derr and Petra Schersing )
- 1991: World Championships : 2nd place (49.42 s) in the 400 meter run; 3rd place in the 4 x 100 meter relay (together with Katrin Krabbe , Sabine Richter and Heike Drechsler ); 3rd place with the 4 x 400 meter relay (together with Uta Rohländer , Katrin Krabbe and Christine Wachtel )
- 1996: Olympic Games : 3rd place with the 4 x 400 meter relay (together with Uta Rohländer, Linda Kisabaka and Anja Rücker ); 8th place in the 400 meter run
- 1997: World Championships : 1st place with the 4 x 400 meter relay (together with Anke Feller , Uta Rohländer and Anja Rücker)
- 1998: European Championships : 1st place in the 400-meter run
- 1999: World Championships : 3rd place with the 4 x 400 meter relay (together with Anke Feller, Uta Rohländer and Anja Rücker)
- 2001: World Championships : 2nd place with the 4 x 400 meter relay (together with Florence Ekpo-Umoh , Shanta Ghosh and Claudia Marx )
- 2002: European Championships : 1st place with the 4 x 400 meter relay (together with Florence Ekpo-Umoh, Birgit Rockmeier and Claudia Marx)
With the 49.42 s at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo, Breuer set a junior world record that still exists today (as of February 2016). Breuer was also co-owner of the respective junior world records with the GDR relay over 4 times 100 and 4 times 400 meters.
In January 1992 she and Silke Möller and Katrin Krabbe came under suspicion of doping and was suspended by the DLV because the three of them gave identical urine samples at the training camp in South Africa. The arbitration tribunal of the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) acquitted her for formal reasons.
On July 23, 1992, the substance clenbuterol was detected in a urine sample from Grit Breuer as part of a doping control . It was contained in an asthma medicine that she was taking. Since the drug was not on the doping list at that time, the DLV banned Breuer for one year for drug abuse. The IAAF extended this ban for two more years, which was justified with unsportsmanlike behavior. Grit Breuer then initiated proceedings together with Katrin Krabbe , who had the same findings during the same check-up. However, she herself later left the legal action, while Katrin Krabbe from the International Athletics Federation finally fought for 1.2 million DM for inadmissible restrictions on professional freedom.
On November 20, 2006, based on information from the proceedings against the athletics trainer Thomas Springstein , a preliminary investigation was initiated against Grit Breuer, among others, on suspicion of a violation of the anti-doping regulations. However, all of the investigations resulting from the documents in the Springstein case were discontinued without any result. In the case of Grit Breuer, due to her resignation from the association, the decision was made to suspend her position, although the proceedings would have to be continued in the event of another sport.
During her active time, Breuer weighed 63 kg and was 1.66 m tall.
Grit Breuer is a trained office communication clerk. At the end of her sporting career, she announced that she intends to “ get a taste of the hotel business, in the marketing sector ” from 2006 onwards . Grit Breuer currently works as a fitness trainer and golf coordinator at the Hotel Neptun in Warnemünde . The hotel website identifies her as the 'Grit Breuer-Springstein' golf supervisor.
- Short biography for: Who was who in the GDR? 5th edition. Volume 1. Ch. Links, Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-86153-561-4 . . In:
- Drugs in world athletics bbc.co.uk July 31, 2000
- Chronology in the Krabbe case faz.net June 27, 2001
- Grit Breuer: I have achieved everything In: Stern from December 28, 2005
- Homepage of the Neptun-Hotel, Warnemünde
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Breuer spring stone, grit|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German athlete|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 16, 1972|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Röbel / Müritz , German Democratic Republic|