Monika Mrklas

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Monika Mrklas Road cycling
To person
Date of birth May 26, 1942
nation Germany Federal RepublicFederal Republic of Germany BR Germany
discipline Road cycling
Most important successes
German road championships
1968 : gold- road racing

Monika Mrklas , married. Friedrich (born May 26, 1942 in Coswig ) is a former German cross-country skier and cyclist .

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 .

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Individual evidence

  1. Cycling , September 5, 1967, p. 6
  2. ^ Cross-country skiing - German championships (women)., accessed on February 1, 2014 .