Kirsten Emmelmann

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Kirsten Emmelmann (left) and Marita Koch at the GDR indoor championships in 1986

Kirsten Emmelmann (born Siemon ; born April 19, 1961 in Warnemünde ) is a former German athlete and Olympic medalist who - starting for the GDR - was one of the world's best in the 400-meter run in the 1980s . She achieved her greatest successes with the 4 x 400 meter relay : in 1987 she became world champion and in 1988 she was Olympic third. Her most significant success in the individual race was third place at the World Athletics Championships in 1987 . In 1986 and 1988 she was awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit in bronze.

Successes in detail

Kirsten Emmelmann started for SC Empor Rostock (trainer: Wolfgang Meier ) and after her marriage for SC Magdeburg (trainer: Klaus Wübbenhorst ). In her active days she was 1.73 m tall and weighed 63 kg. She has been married to her sprinter colleague Frank Emmelmann since 1984 . After finishing her sports career, she worked in the sporting goods trade.

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Individual evidence

  1. Neues Deutschland , October 15, 1986, p. 7
  2. Neues Deutschland, 12./13. November 1988, p. 4