Silke Renk

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Silke Renk , married Silke Lange , (born June 30, 1967 in Querfurt ) is a former German athlete . She was Olympic champion in javelin throw in 1992 .

Renk started for the GDR at the Olympic Games in 1988 (66.38 m, fifth place) and at the European Championships in 1990 (64.76 m, fourth place). At the German Championships in 1991 the gold medal followed after a second place in 1992 and 1993. In 1995 it was bronze and in 1996 the silver medal again.

In the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona , she won with 68.34 meters (67.24 to 62.08 - 65.34 to 65.62 - 68.34 m ), the gold medal before the CIS starting Natallja Schykalenka (silver) and the German Karen Forkel .

For winning the gold medal in 1992, she received the silver bay leaf on June 23, 1993.

In 1993 she finished sixth at the World Championships . In 1994 she canceled participation in the European Championships due to knee problems . She started in 1995 at the World Championships and in 1996 at the Olympic Games in Atlanta , but could not qualify for the final.

Renk started for the SC Chemie Halle (later SV Halle). In her active days, the 1.73 m tall athlete weighed 75 kg. After the end of her sports career, she became vice president of SV Halle .


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  1. Landessportbund Niedersachsen, e. V., VIBSS: The Federal President and his duties in the field of sport: .... on June 23, 1993, Federal President von Weizsäcker awarded ... disabled and non-disabled athletes, namely the medal winners of the 1992 Olympic and Paralympic Games with the Silver bay leaf made of ...