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Franka Dietzsch

Full name: Franka Dietzsch
Gender: Female
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: January 22, 1968 in Wolgast, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Affiliations: SC Neubrandenburg, Neubrandenburg (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Four-time Olympian Franka Dietzsch was a prominent German discus thrower. She also qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics but withdrew two weeks prior due to bad form. Her best Olympic results were a fourth place in 1996 and sixth place four years later. She was much more successful at the World Championships, winning gold in 1999, 2005, and 2007, and had 10 participations in this competition between 1991 and 2009. She also won the 1998 World Cup and the European Championship the same year (also runner-up in 2006). At the European Cup she was champion in 2001 and 2005-07, was runner-up in 1997 and 2004 and third in 1999 and 2002. Domestically she collected 10 titles in reunified Germany from 1997-2001 and 2003-07, adding runner-up finishes in 1993-96.

For her appearances she received several awards: German Track and Field Athlete of the Year in 2005 and 2007, Rudolf-Harbig-Gedächtnispreis (Memorial Award) in 2006, and Champion of the Year in 2007. She was educated in East Germany as an industrial clerk, but later worked as a bank clerk.

Personal Best: DT – 69.51 (1999).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics Women's Discus Throw Germany GER 12
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics Women's Discus Throw Germany GER 4
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics Women's Discus Throw Germany GER 6
2004 Summer 36 Athina Athletics Women's Discus Throw Germany GER 26 QR

Women's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD SBMD
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics Germany Final Round 12 60.24
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics Germany Final Round Round One 10 60.24
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics Germany Final Round Round Two 12 foul 60.24
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics Germany Final Round Round Three 12 foul 60.24
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 8 QU 63.60
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B 4 63.60
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round One 4 63.60
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 4 pass 63.60
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics Germany Final Round 4 65.48
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics Germany Final Round Round One 3 64.22
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics Germany Final Round Round Two 4 65.48 65.48
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics Germany Final Round Round Three 4 63.90 65.48
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics Germany Final Round Round Four 4 63.56 65.48
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics Germany Final Round Round Five 4 foul 65.48
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics Germany Final Round Round Six NP foul
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 3 QU 63.94
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B 2 63.94
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round One 1 63.94
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 1 pass 63.94
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics Germany Final Round 6 63.18
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics Germany Final Round Round One 12 foul
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics Germany Final Round Round Two 8 61.65 61.65
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics Germany Final Round Round Three 8 58.17 61.65
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics Germany Final Round Round Four 8 60.36 61.65
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics Germany Final Round Round Five 6 63.18 63.18
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics Germany Final Round Round Six NP foul
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 12 QC 60.74
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B 7 60.74
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round One 7 59.78
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 6 60.74 60.74
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 59.29
2004 Summer 36 Athina Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 26 58.12 foul
2004 Summer 36 Athina Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group A 14 58.12
2004 Summer 36 Athina Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round One NP foul
2004 Summer 36 Athina Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 14 57.57 57,57
2004 Summer 36 Athina Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 58.12
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