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Bärbel Eckert-Wöckel

Full name: Bärbel Eckert-Wöckel
Gender: Female
Height: 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: March 21, 1955 in Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC DHfK, Leipzig (GER) / Tus Jena, Jena (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 4 Gold (4 Total)

Biography

Bärbel Eckert married after the 1976 Olympics and started in 1980 as Bärbel Wöckel. She is considered the most successful German female track and field Olympian of all-time, winning four gold medals at the 1976 and 1980 Olympic Games, in the 200 metres and with the sprint relay team both years. After German reunification, she was suspected of systematic doping by Brigitte Berendonk and documents released by the Military Medical Academy in Bad Saarow, but Wöckel took no position on these accusations. She later became a sports administrator within the German Track and Field Association DLV.

Although she never managed to set a world record in an individual event she ran on world record setting 4×100 relays five times. Beside her Olympic medals she was 1974 European Champion in the 4×100, repeating that in 1982, when she also won at 200 metres, and was runner-up in the 100. She took part in the 1977 and 1971 World and European Cups, and her medal collection was completed by 12 national titles.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.95 (1982); 200 – 21.85 (1984).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Athletics Women's 200 metres East Germany GDR 1 Gold OR
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay East Germany GDR 1 Gold OR
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Athletics Women's 200 metres East Germany GDR 1 Gold OR
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay East Germany GDR 1 Gold WR

Women's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final 1 OR 22.37 2
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 22.71 1
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Athletics East Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 22.85 8
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Athletics East Germany Round One Heat Two 1 QU 23.78 5
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Athletics East Germany Final 1 OR 22.03 1
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 22.54 4
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Athletics East Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 22.86 2
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Athletics East Germany Round One Heat Five 2 QU 23.55 3

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Athletics East Germany GDR Final 1 OR 42.55 8
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Athletics East Germany GDR Round One Heat Two 1 QU 43.00 1
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Athletics East Germany GDR Final Standings 1 WR 41.60 8