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Kerstin Claus-Knabe

Full name: Kerstin Claus-Knabe
Gender: Female
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: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

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).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Women's 100 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
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
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