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Zenta Gastl-Kopp

Full name: Kreszentia "Zenta" Gastl-Kopp
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: December 29, 1933 in Munich, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: MTV München, München (GER) / TSV 1860 München, München (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Hurdler Zenta Gastl-Kopp was eliminated in the semifinals of the 80 hurdles both at the 1956 and the 1960 Olympic Games in Melbourne and Roma. At the 1954 Europeans she finished fourth and won a silver medal in 1958. She was West German Champion in the 80 hurdles in 1955-56, 1958-60, also winning indoors in 1959, and winning the long jump in 1959-60. Her greatest moments came when she set two 80 hurdles world records in 1956 and 1959, recording 10.6.

Between her two Olympic appearances Gastl married non-Olympian shot putter Richard Kopp. Gastl-Kopp was educated as a school teacher. In 2001, a pathway near her hometown Frechen stadium was named in her honor.

Personal Best\: 80H – 10.6 (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Women's 80 metres Hurdles Germany GER 4 h2 r2/3
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Women's 80 metres Hurdles Germany GER 4 h2 r2/3

Women's 80 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 11.1 11.30
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Germany Round One Heat One 1 QU/=OR 10.9 11.18
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 11.0 11.09
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Germany Round One Heat Six 1 QU 10.9 11.10
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