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Karen Forkel

Full name: Karen Forkel
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: September 24, 1970 in Wolfen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Affiliations: SV Halle, Halle an der Saale (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Karen Forkel won the javelin bronze medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games and placed sixth four years later in Atlanta. At the World Championships she placed 12th in 1991, won the silver medal two years later, failed in the 1995 qualifying round and placed 12th again in 1999. She won a bronze medal at the 1993 World Cup. In 1990 and 1994 Forkel won a silver medal at the European Championships, and also at the 1993 and 1994 European Cup, placing sixth in 2000. Domestically she was the last East German Champion in 1990, and then in 1991 the first one after German reunification, winning the title again in 1994 and 1996. Forkel was world-ranked in the top 10 eight times between 1989-99, with best placements of 2nd in 1990-91, and 3rd in 1993-94.

Personal Best\: JT – 70.20 (1991).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Athletics Women's Javelin Throw Germany GER 3 Bronze
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Athletics Women's Javelin Throw Germany GER 6

Women's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD SBMD
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Athletics Germany Final Round 3 66.86
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Athletics Germany Final Round Round One 3 65.02
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Athletics Germany Final Round Round Two 3 foul 65.02
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Athletics Germany Final Round Round Three 3 62.76 65.02
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Athletics Germany Final Round Round Four 3 65.84 65.84
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Athletics Germany Final Round Round Five 3 66.86 66.86
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Athletics Germany Final Round Round Six NP 66.80
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 3 QU 65.44
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B 2 65.44
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round One 4 62.28
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 4 61.48 62.28
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 65.44
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Athletics Germany Final Round 6 64.18
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Athletics Germany Final Round Round One 6 56.50
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Athletics Germany Final Round Round Two 9 59.20 59.20
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Athletics Germany Final Round Round Three 3 64.18 64.18 59.20
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Athletics Germany Final Round Round Four 3 58.70 64.18 59.20
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Athletics Germany Final Round Round Five 5 62.04 64.18 59.20
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Athletics Germany Final Round Round Six NP 62.42
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 11 QC 60.84
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B 6 60.84
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round One 4 60.84
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 4 59.48 60.84
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP foul
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