Ellen STROPAHL-STREIDT

German Democratic Republic (Germany) GDR

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Munich 1972
  • Year of Birth
    1952
Olympic Results

Biography

Ellen STROPAHL-STREIDT

Sprinter Ellen Strophal-Streidt started under her birth name Strophal at the 1972 München Olympics and finished an unfortunate fourth in the 200 and was eliminated in the second round of the 100. Four years later, after marriage and as Strophal-Streidt, she won bronze in the 400 and gold medal with the 4x400 relay, setting a new world record. At the European Championships she won a gold with the 4x400 relay (1974) and two silvers (400 in 1974, 4x100 in 1971). At the 1975 European Cup she finished second in the 400 and won the 4x400 relay. In 1972 she set a new world record in the 100 with 11.0.

In East Germany Strophal-Streidt claimed 400 metre individual titles in 1975, also winning indoors in 1980. She was first married to hurdler Gerd Streidt and later to decathlete Eberhard Wendland, but they divorced. In 1980, Strophal-Streidt retired from her athletic career and worked as a German teacher and as an employee of a cultural policy organization. After German reunification, she was employed by the Foundation for Palaces and Gardens in Berlin-Brandenburg.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.0 (1972); 200 – 22.73 (1973); 400 – 50.15 (1976).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Montreal 1976

B
400 metres
400 metres Athletics
G
4 x 400 metres Relay
4 x 400 metres Relay Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Munich 1972

#5 h1 r2/4
100 metres
100 metres Athletics
#4
200 metres
200 metres Athletics