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Silke Knoll

Full name: Silke Beate Knoll (-Gerhmann)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4 (163 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Born: February 21, 1967 in Rottweil, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: LG Olympia Dortmund, Dortmund (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany, GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Sprinter Silke Knoll competed in three Olympics from 1988-96. Her best result was a fifth place with the sprint relay at Barcelona in 1992. At Seoul in 1988 she was eliminated in the second round of the 200 m, after going out in the semifinals at Barcelona. Competing in four World Championships (1987, 1991, 1993, 1995) Knoll won a bronze medal with the sprint relay in 1995. She also participated in the 1994 World Cup, at the 1990 and 1994 European Championships (silver medal with the sprint relay in 1990, gold medal in 1994), and the European Cup in 1987 and 1993-96. Domestically she won 22 West German and Unified German titles. She also claimed a world record with the 4x200 indoor relay in 1988.

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. Knoll and all the other female sprinters in the club had been involved – Gisela Kinzel, Helga Arendt and non-Olympians Mechthild Kluth and Andrea Hannemann – which ended their active careers shortly after the publication of the article.

Personal Bests\: 100 – 11.17 (1992); 200 – 22.29 (1992).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Women's 200 metres West Germany FRG 6 h1 r2/4
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Women's 200 metres Germany GER 5 h1 r3/4
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Germany GER 5
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Germany GER AC h2 r1/2

Women's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics West Germany Quarter-Finals Heat One 6 23.15 8
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Four 3 QU 23.51 3
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 5 22.60 7
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Germany Quarter-Finals Heat One 4 QU 22.46 5
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Germany Round One Heat Four 1 QU 22.83 2

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Germany GER Final 5 43.12 7
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Germany GER Round One Heat One 3 QU 43.32
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Germany GER Round One Heat Two AC DNF 3
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