Helga Seidler

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In December 1972, Helga Seidler was named “Sportsman of the Year”

Helga Seidler , b. Fischer (born August 5, 1949 in Oberneuschönberg ) is a German athlete and Olympic champion who started for the GDR . Her greatest success is the gold medal at the XX. 1972 Olympic Games in Munich in the 4 x 400 meter relay (3: 22.95 min, together with her teammates Dagmar Käsling , Rita Kühne and Monika Zehrt ).


In 1971 she became double European champion : in the 400-meter run (52.1 s) and in the 4 x 400 meter relay (3: 29.3 min, together with Ingelore Lohse , Rita Kühne and Monika Zehrt ). Also in 1971 it set a new German record over 400 meters twice: on June 26th in Leipzig with 52.2 s and on August 12 in Helsinki with 52.1 s. At the athletics championships of the GDR, she took second place in 1972. With the 4 x 400 meter relay, Helga Seidler was elected GDR Sportswoman of the Year in the team competition in 1971 and 1972 .

Helga Seidler started for SC Karl-Marx-Stadt and trained with Hans Hirt . In her active days she was 1.66 m tall and weighed 55 kg. She learned to be a model weaver and later became a sports teacher. At SC Karl-Marx-Stadt she was a trainer and supervised, among other things, Rico Lieder . Later she worked in the sports program of a health insurance company.

She was awarded the Sports Oscar by the Sports Association of the City of Münster at the Ball des Sports 2004.

Awards (selection)

Web links

Commons : Helga Seidler  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Westfälische Nachrichten : The last round has started - high-speed final spurt: Many candidates are already giving full throttle in the new year , Münster's athlete of the year 2012, January 30, 2013