|Date of birth||May 26, 1942|
|Most important successes|
Monika Mrklas was active as a cross-country skier. In 1967, however, she started at the road cycling world championships in Heerlen, the Netherlands as a cyclist. It was only this year that the Federation of German Cyclists approved competitive cycling for women in the Federal Republic of Germany . Since there were no suitable candidates for the World Cup from the perspective of the Federation of German Cyclists , they resorted to an athlete from another endurance sport. Mrklas took 26th place in the street race . The following year she became the first German woman champion in the street race. In the same year she won the German championship in cross-country skiing over five kilometers in Altenau .
Monika Mrklas started twice at the Olympic Winter Games . 1968 in Grenoble she was 17th over five kilometers and 20th over ten kilometers; with the season she finished seventh. Four years later, at the games in Sapporo , she was 24th over five kilometers and fourth with the season, together with Ingrid Rothfuss and Michaela Endler .
- Monika Mrklas in the Radsportseiten.net database
- Monika Mrklas in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
- Cycling , September 5, 1967, p. 6
- Cross-country skiing - German championships (women). sport-komplett.de, accessed on February 1, 2014 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Friedrich, Monika (name after marriage)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German cross-country skier and cyclist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 26, 1942|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Coswig|