Full name: Kerstin Claus-Knabe
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: July 7, 1959 in Oschatz, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC DHfK, Leipzig (GER)
Country: East Germany
Hurdler Kerstin Claus married non-Olympian canoer Achim Knabe and started as Kerstin Knabe in 1988. In 1984 she did not compete at the Olympics due to the Soviet-led boycott. In 1980 at Moscow she placed fourth and eight years later she was eliminated in the semifinals. She was educated in economics and as a beautician, and later managed her own beauty spa in her hometown of Oschatz.
Claus-Knabe won national titles in the 100 m hurdles in 1979 and 1981, the 60 m hurdles indoor in 1981 and 1982, and in the 4x100 m relay in 1986. She also won a silver at the 1983 World Championships 1983, a bronze at the 1979 World Cup, adding a silver in that event in 1981, bronze at the 1982 European Championships (1986 4th), and silver at the 1981 European Cup. Her indoor record was even better\: gold, silver and bronze over 60 m hurdles in 1982-83 and 1986. Her coach from 1973-76 was famous hurdler Karin Richert-Balzer.
Personal Best\: 100H – 12.54 (1982).
|1980 Summer||21||Moskva||Athletics||Women's 100 metres Hurdles||East Germany||GDR||4|
|1988 Summer||29||Seoul||Athletics||Women's 100 metres Hurdles||East Germany||GDR||5 h1 r3/4|
|1980 Summer||21||Moskva||Athletics||East Germany||Final||4||12.66||4|
|1980 Summer||21||Moskva||Athletics||East Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||4||QU||12.99||6|
|1980 Summer||21||Moskva||Athletics||East Germany||Round One||Heat One||3||QU||12.77||1|
|1988 Summer||29||Seoul||Athletics||East Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat One||5||12.93||4|
|1988 Summer||29||Seoul||Athletics||East Germany||Quarter-Finals||Heat One||3||QU||12.81||3|
|1988 Summer||29||Seoul||Athletics||East Germany||Round One||Heat One||2||QU||13.13||6|