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Marlies Oelsner-Göhr

Full name: Marlies Oelsner-Göhr
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: March 21, 1958 in Gera, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: Tus Jena, Jena (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold, 2 Silver (4 Total)

Biography

After the 1976 Olympics, where she won a gold with the GDR 4×100 relay, Marlies Oelsner married footballer Ulrich Göhr, and started in 1980 and 1988 as Marlies Göhr, not competing in 1984, because of the Soviet-led boycott. In 1980 she lost the final over 100 metres only by a controversial finish line judges' decision about 100 meters. After German reunification Oelsner-Göhr was suspected of systematic doping by Brigitte Berendonk and the documents released by the Military Medical Academy in Bad Saarow, with suspicions that Göhr was given high doses of oral turinabol in 1983 and 1984.

Beside her two Olympic gold medals she was twice World Champion and five times a European Champion. She also won four titles at the World Cup and 12 at the European Cup, and earned 10 national titles in the 100, two in the 200, and nine in the short relay. During her career she set 28 world records. She later studied psychology and worked in this job.

Personal Best: 100 – 10.81 (1983).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics Women's 100 metres East Germany GDR 8
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay East Germany GDR 1 Gold OR
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics Women's 100 metres East Germany GDR 2 Silver
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay East Germany GDR 1 Gold WR
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics Women's 100 metres East Germany GDR 6 h1 r3/4
1988 Summer 30 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
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final 8 11.34 6
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 4 QU 11.29 7
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics East Germany Quarter-Finals Heat One 2 QU 11.27 6
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics East Germany Round One Heat Five 1 QU 11.36 1
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics East Germany Final 2 11.07 8
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 11.18 3
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics East Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 11.12 4
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics East Germany Round One Heat Three 1 QU 11.41 3
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 6 11.13 4
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics East Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 10.99 6
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics East Germany Round One Heat Two 3 QU 11.22 6

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) L ST
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics East Germany GDR Final 1 OR 42.55 8
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics East Germany GDR Round One Heat Two 1 QU 43.00 1
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics East Germany GDR Final Standings 1 WR 41.60 8
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics East Germany GDR Final 2 42.09 5 10,26
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics East Germany GDR Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 42.23 10,36
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics East Germany GDR Round One Heat Two 1 QU 42.92