Full name: Petra Müller (-Schersing)
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: July 18, 1965 in Quedlinburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Affiliations: SV Halle, Halle an der Saale (GER)
Country: East Germany
Related Olympians: Wife of Mathias Schersing.
Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)
Petra Müller, later married to her teammate [Mathias Schersing], earned a silver medal in the 400 and a bronze medal in the 4x400 relay at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. At the 1987 World Championships she added two more medals in the 400 (silver) and with the relay (gold). She also won two more relay golds, at the 1986 and the 1990 Europeans. Her collection was completed by an individual European bronze in the 400 in 1986 and silver in 1990.
At the European Indoors Müller won silver in 1986 and gold in 1988 in the 400. She also won the European Cup in 1987, and was runner-up with the relays in 1985 and 1987. Domestically she won four outdoor and two indoor East German titles. She then studied plant breeding and, after reunification, worked as a physiotherapist.
Personal Best\: 400 – 49.30 (1988).
|1988 Summer||23||Seoul||Athletics||Women's 400 metres||East Germany||GDR||2||Silver|
|1988 Summer||23||Seoul||Athletics||Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay||East Germany||GDR||3||Bronze|
|1988 Summer||23||Seoul||Athletics||East Germany||Final||2||49.45||6|
|1988 Summer||23||Seoul||Athletics||East Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat One||2||QU||49.50||4|
|1988 Summer||23||Seoul||Athletics||East Germany||Quarter-Finals||Heat Three||1||QU||51.45||4|
|1988 Summer||23||Seoul||Athletics||East Germany||Round One||Heat Three||2||QU||51.93||1|
|1988 Summer||23||Seoul||Athletics||East Germany||GDR||Final||3||3:18.29||48,99|
|1988 Summer||23||Seoul||Athletics||East Germany||GDR||Round One||Heat One||1||QU||3:27.37|