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Silke Möller

Full name: Silke Möller (Gladisch-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: June 20, 1964 in Stralsund, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Affiliations: SC Empor Rostock, Rostock (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

The career of East German sprinter Silke Möller was a bit overshadowed by her teammates [Marlies Göhr], [Marita Koch] and [Heike Drechsler], although Möller had a long list of successful competitions. At the 1988 Seoul Olympics she won the silver medal with the sprint relay and finished fifth in the 200 metres. She also started the 100 but was eliminated in the semifinals.

In 1987 she was elected East German Sportswoman of the Year after winning triple gold at the World Championships in the 100, 200, and 4x100. That year she was also ranked #1 in the world in the 200. Four years earlier she had won World gold with the sprint relay. In 1985 and 1989 she won the World Cup with the relay and in 1989 also won the 200 metres. At the European Championships she earned relay gold medals in 1986 and 1990, a silver in the 100 in 1990 and bronze in the 200 in 1986. She won six European Cup titles\: 4x100 relay in 1983, 1985, 1987 and 1989; and 200 in 1987 and 1989. In 1985 she was indoor World Champion over 60 metres, and also claimed two silver and one bronze at the European Indoors. Domestically she won four outdoor and two indoor championships.

At a doping test during a training camp in South Africa in 1992, a high dose of clenbuterol was found in her urine and that of their teammates [Katrin Krabbe] and [Grit Breuer]. All three athletes were suspended for one year by the German Athletics Federation, but the International Athletics Association extended this to two years. Möller immediately retired just before the Barcelona Games and studied sports and history science, later becoming a school teacher for history, social studies and sports. Her suspension was later cancelled by the German Athletics Federation and the IAAF, although many documents on doping in the former GDR became public after reunification, and her name was found among the list of doped athletes.

Personal Bests\: 100 – 10.86 (1987); 200 – 21.74 (1987).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Women's 100 metres East Germany GDR 5 h1 r3/4
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Women's 200 metres East Germany GDR 5
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay East Germany GDR 2 Silver

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 5 11.12 8
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics East Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Three 4 QU 11.10 3
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics East Germany Round One Heat Four 2 QU 11.27 6

Women's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics East Germany Final 5 22.09 4
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 22.15 7
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics East Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Three 3 QU 22.86 6
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics East Germany Round One Heat Three 2 QU 23.07 4

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics East Germany GDR Final 2 42.09 5
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics East Germany GDR Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 42.23
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics East Germany GDR Round One Heat Two 1 QU 42.92 10,72
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