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Christina Brehmer-Lathan

Full name: Christina Brehmer-Lathan
Gender: Female
Height: 5'7" (169 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: February 28, 1958 in Altdöbern, Brandenburg, Germany
Affiliations: SC Dynamo Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

After the 1976 Montreal Olympics Christina Brehmer married 400 metre runner Siegmar Lathan and started at the 1980 Olympics under his name, but the couple would later divorce. Brehmer-Lathan won the 1977 and 1979 World Cup with the East German 4×400 relay team, and was runner-up in the 1979 4×100. At the European Championship she earned a silver medal over 400 metres and a gold in the 4×400 relay. She also won several national titles: 1976 50 and 100 metres indoor, 1978 4×400 metres, and 1979 at 400 metres. She also set 11 world records over different distances as a junior and an adult. At the 1976 Olympics she won a 4×400 relay gold and a 400 metre silver, while in 1980 she won silver in the relay and bronze in the open 400. She then studied economics and was employed by the Public Order Office at Großräschen.

Personal Best: 400 – 49.66 (1980).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics Women's 400 metres East Germany GDR 2 Silver
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay East Germany GDR 1 Gold WR
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics Women's 400 metres East Germany GDR 3 Bronze
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay East Germany GDR 2 Silver

Women's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final 2 50.51 2
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 50.86 4
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics East Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 51.67 5
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics East Germany Round One Heat One 1 QU 52.45 5
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics East Germany Final 3 49.66 5
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 50.16 6
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics East Germany Round One Heat One 1 QU 51.33 3

Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST T(H)
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics East Germany GDR Final 1 WR 3:19.23 49,7
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics East Germany GDR Round One Heat Two 1 QU 3:23.38
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics East Germany GDR Final 2 3:20.35 3:20.4
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics East Germany GDR Round One Heat Two 1 QU 3:28.7