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
- 1982, European Championships : 1st place in the 4 x 400 meter relay (under the name Kirsten Siemon; world record: 3: 19.05 min, together with Sabine Busch , Marita Koch and Dagmar Rübsam )
- 1986, European Championships : 4th place in the 400 meter run (50.43 s); 1st place in the 4 x 400 meter relay (3: 16.87 min: Kirsten Emmelmann, Sabine Busch , Petra Müller , Marita Koch )
- 1987, World Championships : 3rd place in the 400-meter run (50.20 s); 1st place in the 4 x 400 meter relay (3: 18.63 min, together with Sabine Busch , Dagmar Neubauer and Petra Müller )
- 1988, Olympic Games : 3rd place in the 4 x 400 meter relay (3: 18.29 min, together with Sabine Busch , Dagmar Neubauer and Petra Müller )
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.
- Neues Deutschland , October 15, 1986, p. 7
- Neues Deutschland, 12./13. November 1988, p. 4
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Siemon, Kirsten|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German athlete and Olympic medalist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 19, 1961|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Warnemünde|