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Christina Heinich

Full name: Christina Heinich (-Schiffner)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: July 8, 1949 in Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Leipzig, Leipzig (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Wife of Michael Schiffner.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

East German sprinter Christina Heinich, who later married cyclist Michael Schiffner, placed fifth in the 200 metres, and won the silver medal at the 1972 München Olympics together with Evelin Kaufer, Bärbel Struppert and Renate Stecher, when the relay lost the dramatic final against West Germany on the anchor leg. In the semifinals East Germany had set a world record, which was bettered by West Germany in the final.

Heinich also took part in the European Championships in 1966, 1971, and 1974, winning the gold medal with the relay in 1974. In 1967, 1970 and 1973 she was part of the GDR team at the European Cup, winning the relay again in 1973. In 1968, 1969 and 1974 she won three East German relay titles, but never won an individual championship. In her youth she was active as a hockey (field) player. After her athletic career she became an engineer/economist and worked in a construction supply company.

Personal Bests\: 100 – 11.2 (1974); 200 – 22.89 (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Women's 200 metres East Germany GDR 5T
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay East Germany GDR 2 Silver

Women's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics East Germany Final 5T 22.89 7
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 23.28 6
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics East Germany Quarter-Finals Heat One 3 QU 23.23 6
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics East Germany Round One Heat Six 3 QU 23.90 6

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics East Germany GDR Final 2 42.95 2
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics East Germany GDR Round One Heat Two 1 QU 42.88 4
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