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Karin Illgen

Full name: Karin Illgen
Gender: Female
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: April 7, 1941 in Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Affiliations: SC DHfK, Leipzig (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Discus thrower Karin Illgen finished 10th at the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games with the East German team. In 1969 she earned a bronze medal at the European Championships and was eliminated in the qualifying round two years later. She won the European Cup in 1967 and 1970, winning East German titles in 1967, 1968 and 1971, but she was not chosen for the 1972 East German Olympic team due to private reasons.

Ilgen was an educated travel agent who later returned to veteran’s competitions in discus, shot put, javelin and throwing pentathlon after German reunification, earning several podium places at European and World Championships.

Personal Best\: DT – 63.66 (1970).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Athletics Women's Discus Throw East Germany GDR 10

Women's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Final Standings 10 52.18
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Final Round Round One 10 50.40
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Two 12 foul 50.40
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Three 10 52.18 52.18
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