Rita BLASEL

Cross-Country Skiing

  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956
  • Year of Birth
    1934
Olympic Results

Biography

Rita BLASEL

Not only was Rita Blasel the West German cross-country skiing champion from 1957-70, but she was also a capable track athlete specializing in the sprints 100 metres (PB 13.4), 200 metres (PB 28.0), and 400 metres (PB 1:02.3). She represented the mixed German team at three consecutive Winter Olympics 1956-64 with her best individual result being 12th in the 10 km event in both 1960 and 1964. With the relay team, however, she was fifth in 1960 and fourth in 1964.

She married Czech-born Hans Czech, who was also her coach, and after their marriage she took the name Czech-Blasel. Rita later became a sports teacher at a school in her hometown of Freiburg. She later entered politics and was a Freiburg city councilor for several years working with sports, youth, schools and social institutions.

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Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Innsbruck 1964

#15
10 kilometres
10 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
#4
3 × 5 kilometres Relay
3 × 5 kilometres Relay Cross Country Skiing
#12
5 kilometres
5 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Squaw Valley 1960

#12
10 kilometres
10 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
#5
3 × 5 kilometres Relay
3 × 5 kilometres Relay Cross Country Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956

#29
10 kilometres
10 kilometres Cross Country Skiing

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