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Heike Meißner

Full name: Brigitte Heike Meißner
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Born: January 29, 1970 in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Magdeburg, Magdeburg (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Heike Meißner participated in three consecutive Olympic Games from 1992-2000 as a 400 hurdler. In 1996 she finished fifth, while she reached the semifinals in 1992 and in 2000. In 1992, she also came in sixth with the 4x400 relay. Meißner competed at five World Championships – 1991, 1993, 1995, 2001 and 2003. She reached the finals in 1991 (seventh), 1995 (fourth) and 2003 (seventh), and made the 4x400 relay finals in 1993 (fifth). She was more successful at the European Championships, winning silver in 2002, and bronze with the relay in 1994. She also competed internationally one season in the 800, and finished sixth at the 1998 European Championships. Meißner started at several World Cups (1994, 1998, 2002), and European Cups (1991, 1994-95, 1998, 2001, 2003).

Domestically Meißner was the last East German Champion in 1990 and after German reunification won German titles in 1991-92, 1994-95, and 2001-02 in the 400 hurdles. Her collection was completed by three more 800 indoor titles (1995, 1997-98), and the 1994 indoor 400 hurdles one, adding 4x400 relay titles in 1999 and 2000. Meißner retired from professional athletics at the end of 2003 and worked as a teacher.

Personal Bests\: 400 – 52.36 (1994); 400H – 54.03 (1996).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Athletics Women's 400 metres Hurdles Germany GER 6 h1 r2/3
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Athletics Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay Germany GER 6
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Athletics Women's 400 metres Hurdles Germany GER 5
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Athletics Women's 400 metres Hurdles Germany GER 5 h1 r2/3

Women's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L RT
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 6 55.35 2
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Athletics Germany Round One Heat Two 2 QU 55.62 3
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Athletics Germany Final 5 54.03 1 0,272
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 54.27 4 0,316
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Athletics Germany Round One Heat Four 2 QU 55.05 5 0,411
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 5 55.73 6 0,399
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Athletics Germany Round One Heat Two 2 QU 55.58 8 0,224

Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Athletics Germany GER Final 6 3:26.37 51,4
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Athletics Germany GER Round One Heat Two 3 QU 3:26.25
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