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Marie Dollinger

Full name: Maria "Marie" Dollinger (-Hendrix)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
Born: October 28, 1910 in Langenzenn, Bayern, Germany
Died: August 10, 1994 in Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: Turnverein Langenzenn/1. Fußball Club Nürnberg
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Mother of Brunhilde Hendrix; Wife of Fritz Hendrix.

Biography

Marie Dollinger married [Friedrich Hendrix] in 1937 and their child, Brunhilde Hendrix, also became an Olympic sprinter, with her husband winning silver in the sprint relay in 1932 and her daughter in 1960. What might have been her biggest success was marred by the disqualification of the German 4 x 100 relay team at the Berlin Olympics when she and Ilse Dörffeldt dropped the baton on the final exchange, despite having a big lead. In the heat they had set a world record with 46.4 seconds. She was the only German track & field athlete before World War II to take part in three Olympic Games (1928-36). In 1928 she took part in the first 800 m for women, placing seventh. In 1931 she set a world record with 2:16.8 but she then turned to sprinting when the 800 was dropped from the Olympic Program.

Dollinger also set several other relay world records, three in the 4x100 and one in the 3x800. Domestically she won the titles at 800 metres in 1929-31, over 200 metres in 1931 and 1933, and over 100 metres in 1932. She took part in the 1930 and 1934 Women’s World Games, winning a silver over 800 metres in 1930 and a gold in the 4 x 100 relay in 1934. In 1954 she was awarded the Golden Needle of the German Track & Field Association.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.8 (1935); 800 – 2:16.8 (1931).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Athletics Women's 800 metres Germany GER 7
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Athletics Women's 100 metres Germany GER 4
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Germany GER 6
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Women's 100 metres Germany GER 4
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Germany GER AC

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Final 4 12.2 4
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 12.4
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Round One Heat One 1 QU/=OR 12.2
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Germany Final 4 12.0w 1
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 12.0
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Germany Round One Heat Six 1 QU 12.0

Women's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Final 7 2:23.0
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 2:22.4

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) L T
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Athletics Germany GER Final Standings 6 50.0 6
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Germany GER Final AC DQ 4
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Germany GER Round One Heat Two 1 QU/WR 46.4