Full name: Christina Heinich (-Schiffner)
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: July 8, 1949 in Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Leipzig, Leipzig (GER)
Country: East Germany
Related Olympians: Wife of Michael Schiffner.
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
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).
|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|
|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|
|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|