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Wendy Koenig-Knudson

Full name: Wendy Carol Koenig-Knudson
Gender: Female
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: May 28, 1955 in Boulder, Colorado, United States
Affiliations: Colorado State Rams, Fort Collins (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

A middle distance runner, Wendy Koenig competed seven times for the United States in international dual meets. She was a three-time AIAW Champion, in 1975 in the 880 yards, and in 1976 at both 800 and 1,500 metres. Koenig also won three AAU titles, outdoors in the 1973 880 and in 1976 in the 1,500, and indoors in the 1979 800. On 24 March 1973, she set one of the very early world records for the 400 hurdles with 59.08, the first woman to run the event under one minute. Koenig ran for Colorado State University, and competed at the 1972 Olympics as Wendy Koenig and the 1976 Olympics as Wendy Knudson.

Personal Bests: 440y – 54.60 (1975); 800 – 1:59.91 (1976); 1500 – 4:21.80 (1976); Mile – 4:47.7i (1976); 3000 – 9:49.0 (1976); 2 Miles – 10:34.0 (1976); 100H – 14.8 (1971); 400H – 59.08 (1973); HJ – 5-5 [1.65] (1974); LJ – 19-10¾i [6.06] (1979); Pen - 4167 (1971).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 17 München Athletics Women's 800 metres United States USA 6 h5 r1/3
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Athletics Women's 800 metres United States USA 7 h1 r2/3

Women's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 17 München Athletics United States Round One Heat Five 6 2:08.71 3
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 7 2:02.31 3
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 3 QU 1:59.91 7
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