Full name: Inge Bödding (Eckhoff-)
Height: 5-0.5 (154 cm)
Weight: 106 lbs (48 kg)
Born: March 29, 1947 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Affiliations: LG Nord- West, Hamburg (GER)
Country: West Germany
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Besides her 1972 Olympic bronze with the 4×400 metres relay, Inge Bödding won three more medals at the European Championships\: 1969 4×400 bronze and two silvers in 1971 – 400 and 4×400. She added two silvers at the European Indoor Championships in 1971 and 1972 in the 400 and a gold in the 1972 4×2 laps. In 1971 she was German Champion indoor and outdoor in the 400, while in 1969 she was part of the world record setting 4×400 relay team (3:33.9 at Athina).
In 1972 she was awarded the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt (Silver Bay Leaf) and the Hermann-Seiffart-Gedächtnispreis (Hermann Seiffart Memorial Award), and in 2006 the DLV silver pin. Inge Bödding later became the mother-in-law of marathon runner Steffen Benecke who married her daughter Annkathrin, a 3,000 meter runner, both non-Olympians.
Personal Best\: 400 – 52.89 (1971).
|1972 Summer||25||München||Athletics||Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay||West Germany||FRG||3||Bronze|
|1972 Summer||25||München||Athletics||West Germany||FRG||Final||3||3:26.51||51,6|
|1972 Summer||25||München||Athletics||West Germany||FRG||Round One||Heat One||1||QU/OR||3:29.32|