|birthday||29th September 1952 (age 67)|
|place of birth||Riesa|
|discipline||400 meter run|
|Best performance||51.0 s (hand-
stopped ) 51.08 s (electronic)
|society||SC Dynamo Berlin|
Monika Zehre won two gold medals for the GDR at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich - in the 400-meter run , when she narrowly defeated Rita Wilden , and in the 4-by-400-meter relay (with Dagmar Käsling , Rita Kühne and Helga Seidler ). At 19, she is the youngest 400-meter Olympic champion to this day (as of 2004).
Twice, in 1971 and 1972, she was elected GDR Team of the Year with the 4 x 400 meter relay . After a short, successful career in which she set four world records, she ended her career as an athlete in 1974. She studied foreign trade and works in a managerial position at a furniture company. She has two sons (Andreas, Steffen ).
In 1971 she received the Patriotic Order of Merit in bronze and in 1972 in silver.
- 1970 GDR champion and winner of the European youth games in the 400-meter run
- 1971 European champion with the 4 x 400 meter relay (world record: 3: 29.28 min on August 15 in Helsinki , with Rita Kühne , Ingelore Lohse and Helga Seidler )
- 1972 Equalization of the world record in the 400-meter run: 51.0 s on August 4th in Paris
- 1972 world records with the 4 x 400 meter relay: 3: 28.48 min in the Olympic prelim; 3: 22.95 min in the Olympic final
- 1973 winner of the European Cup in Edinburgh in the 400-meter run
- Klaus Gallinat: Who was who in the GDR? 5th edition. Volume 2. Ch. Links, Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-86153-561-4 . . In:
- Monika Zehrt in the database of World Athletics (English)
- Monika Zehre in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Landgrave, Monika|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German athlete and Olympic champion|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 29, 1952|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Riesa|