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Helga Klein

Full name: Helga Klein (-Erny)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5" (164 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: August 15, 1931 in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: Sport Gemeinschaft Mannheim
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Sprinter Helga Klein, later Erny, won a silver medal in the 4x100 relay at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, running the third leg, placed fifth in the 200 metre final, and was eliminated in the semifinal of the 100 metres. The German relay team had the same world record time as the winning US team. She started her sports career as a handball player but changed to track and field in 1948. She then became German Champion over 200 metres in 1952 and 1953. Shortly after the Games she was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf of the German Track and Field Association. For more than 30 years Klein ran a butchery together with her husband Emil Erny.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.8 (1952); 200 – 24.4 (1952).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Women's 100 metres Germany GER 6 h2 r3/4
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Women's 200 metres Germany GER 5
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Germany GER 2 Silver

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 6 12.3 12.53
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Four 2 QU 12.0 12.27
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Germany Round One Heat Four 1 QU 12.1 12.30

Women's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Germany Final 5 24.6 24.72 6
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 24.4 24.65
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Germany Round One Heat Two 2 QU 24.6 24.83

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Germany GER Final 2 =WR 45.9 46.18 4
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Germany GER Round One Heat Three 1 QU 46.3 46.42