Full name: Gisela Maria Kinzel (Gottwald-)
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: May 17, 1961 in Kirchhellen, Bottrop, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Eintracht Hamm, Hamm (GER)
Country: West Germany
Gisela Kinzel ran the 4x400 relay at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, but the team did not make the final. At the 1983 World Championships she finished sixth with the relay, and in 1987 she was fifth. At the 1986 European Championships she won a relay silver medal. In 1990 an article in Der Spiegel revealed that there was a systematic doping scheme involving her home club Eintracht Hamm in the 1980s, under the guidance of then coach Jochen Spilker. Kinzel and all the other female sprinters in the club were involved which ended their active careers shortly after the publication of the article. Kinzel worked as a commercial clerk.
Personal Best\: 400 – 50.83 (1986).
|1988 Summer||27||Seoul||Athletics||Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay||West Germany||FRG||3 h1 r1/2|
|1988 Summer||27||Seoul||Athletics||West Germany||FRG||Round One||Heat One||3||QU||3:27.75|