Silke Lichtenhagen

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Silke Lichtenhagen (born November 20, 1973 in Leverkusen ) is a former German athlete and Olympic participant who was successful as a short sprinter in the 1990s .


Her greatest successes in the 4 x 100 meter relay were the bronze medal at the 1995 World Championships in Gothenburg (together with Melanie Paschke , Silke-Beate Knoll and Gabriele Becker ) and the gold medal at the 1994 European Championships in Helsinki (together with Melanie Paschke, Bettina Zipp and Silke-Beate Knoll). At the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, the relay team had less luck and was eliminated due to a substitution error in the preliminary run.

Her greatest individual success, in addition to numerous semi-finals at world and European championships, was a fourth place over 200 meters at the 1995 World Indoor Athletics Championships .

Silke Lichtenhagen started for Bayer 04 Leverkusen (coach: Manfred Fink (1988-1994) and Wolfgang Thiele (1995-1998)). In her active days she was 1.74 m tall and weighed 54 kg.

  • Your greatest successes
1998 Participation in the European Championships, Budapest
1996 Olympic Games, Atlanta: quarterfinals 100 m
1996 European Cup, Madrid: 2nd place in the 4 × 100 m relay
1995 World Championships, Gothenburg: bronze medal 4 × 100 m relay, semi-finals 200 m
1995 World Indoor Championships, Barcelona: 4th place 200 m
1995 European Cup, Villeneuve: 2nd place 4 × 100 m relay
1995 German indoor champion 200 m
1994 European Championships, Helsinki: gold medal 4 × 100 m relay, semi-finals 200 m
1994 World Cup, London: 2nd place in the 4 × 100 m relay
1994 European Cup, Birmingham: 3rd place 4 × 100 m relay
1994 Participation in the European Indoor Championships, Paris
1993 participation in world championships, Stuttgart
1992 Junior World Championships, Seoul: bronze medal 4 × 100 m relay, 8th place 200 m
1991 European Junior Championships, Thessaloniki: gold medal 4 × 100 m relay, 6th place 100 m
1990 Participation in the Junior World Championships, Plovdiv

After numerous injuries, she finally ended her sporting career in summer 2002 and concentrated on her professional career after completing her business studies in summer 2000.

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