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Monika Debertshäuser

Full name: Monika Debertshäuser (-Heßler)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: September 18, 1952 in Sonneberg, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Motor Zella-Mehlis, Zella-Mehlis (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Related Olympians: Wife (divorced) of Gerd Heßler.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Monika Debertshäuser had her first major international appearance at the 1974 World Championships, when she was ranked 19th over 10 km. After being placed fourth with the relay in the Pre-Olympics in 1975, her greatest moment came winning a relay bronze at the 1976 Winter Olympics. In 1974 and 1976 she was on the East German champion relay team with her club SC Motor Zella-Mehlis. She was briefly married to her teammate Gerd Heßler and started for his home club SC Dynamo Klingenthal but later divorced. After her divorce she returned to her native Thuringia to become a detective with the people’s police (in German\: Volkspolizei) in the town of Sonneberg. Later she worked as an investigator in juvenile delinquency in Suhl.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Women's 5 kilometres East Germany GDR 7
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Women's 10 kilometres East Germany GDR 14
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay East Germany GDR 3 Bronze

Women's 5 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing East Germany Final Standings 7 16:34.94

Women's 10 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing East Germany Final Standings 14 31:50.06 17:12.78 10

Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing East Germany GDR Final Standings 3 18:02.73 18:02.73 4
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