Full name: Christel Frese (-Gerber)
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
Born: August 3, 1944 in Lennep, Remscheid, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: ASV Köln, Köln (GER)
Country: West Germany
Christel Frese took part in the 1972 München Games but did not finish the semifinal due to an injury. She was more successful at the European Championships, winning a bronze medal with the 4 x 400 m relay in 1969 and a silver in 1971. She also placed second in the 1970 European Cup in the relay and the 400 m. The same year Frese won the silver medal over 400 m at the European Indoors and the gold medal two years later, in the 4 x 2 laps relay. In 1973 she placed fourth over 400 m. Domestically she won nine titles. In 1969 she was part of the world record 4 x 400 m relay together with Antje Gleichfeld, Inge Bödding and non-Olympian Christa Czekay (3:33.9 at Athina).
She later became a teacher for sports, mathematics and biology, and a sports administrator in Northrhine, numbering among her pupuls Silke Rottenberg. From 1975-77 Frese played football for SSG Bergisch Gladbach, winning a German title in 1977. She then moved to SC 07 Bad Neuenahr and VfL Euskirchen, where she worked as a coach.
Personal Best\: 400 – 52.2 (1972).
|1972 Summer||28||München||Athletics||Women's 400 metres||West Germany||FRG||AC h1 r3/4|
|1972 Summer||28||München||Athletics||West Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat One||AC||DNF||3|
|1972 Summer||28||München||Athletics||West Germany||Quarter-Finals||Heat Two||4||QU||1||53.01|
|1972 Summer||28||München||Athletics||West Germany||Round One||Heat Six||1||QU||5||52.89|