Petra Schersing

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Petra Müller on June 4th, 1988 at the Olympic qualification in Jena

Petra Schersing (* 18th July 1965 in Quedlinburg as Petra Müller ) is a former German sprinter and Olympic silver medalist who for the DDR started. She won eight medals in international competitions in the 400-meter run and with the 4-by-400-meter relay .

At the Olympic Games in Seoul in 1988 she won the silver medal over 400 meters between Olha Bryshina and Olga Nasarowa (both URS). In the 4 x 400 meter relay she won the bronze medal (3: 18.29 min, together with Dagmar Neubauer , Kirsten Emmelmann and Sabine Busch ). For these successes she was awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit in silver.

More Achievements

Petra Schersing is 1.80 m tall and weighed 65 kg during her active time. She belonged to the SC Chemie Halle and trained with Harald Werner . In October 1988 she married Mathias Schersing, third in the European championship in the 400-meter run . She first studied plant breeding and became a physiotherapist after the end of the GDR.

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. Neues Deutschland , 12./13. November 1988, p. 4