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Burglinde Pollak

Full name: Burglinde Pollak (-Grimm)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: June 10, 1951 in Alt-Plötzin, Werder (Havel), Brandenburg, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Potsdam, Potsdam (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Pentathlete Burglinde Pollak won two bronze medals at the 1972 München and the 1976 Montréal Olympics. Four years later in Moskva she placed sixth. At the European Championships she earned three silver medals in 1971, 1974, and 1978. Nationally she collected East German titles in 1970-71, 1973-74, and 1979. Her collection was completed by three more indoor titles. In her career Pollak also set three world records in 1970 and two in 1973. She retired when the pentathlon was replaced by the heptathlon in 1981.

By profession Pollak was educated as a data processor, but later worked as a physiotherapist. Many documents on doping in the former GDR became public after reunification, and her name was found in the list of doped athletes.

Personal Bests\: Pen76 – 4932 (1973); Pen80 – 4707 (1980).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics Women's Pentathlon East Germany GDR 3 Bronze
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Women's Pentathlon East Germany GDR 3 Bronze
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics Women's Pentathlon East Germany GDR 6

Women's Pentathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1971AT) P(1985AT) T(A) D P(1971T) P(1985T) H C/F/P P(1977AT) P(1977T)
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics East Germany Final Standings 3 4.768 4.807
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics East Germany 100 metre hurdles 4 927 1.046 13.53
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics East Germany 100 metre hurdles Heat One 2 927 1.046 13.53
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics East Germany Shot put 2 16.04 952 931
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics East Germany Shot put Round One NP 15.56
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics East Germany Shot put Round Two NP 16.04
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics East Germany Shot put Round Three NP 15.31
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics East Germany High jump 2T 993 928 1.76
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics East Germany High jump 1.55 metres NP o
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics East Germany High jump 1.60 metres NP xo
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics East Germany High jump 1.65 metres NP o
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics East Germany High jump 1.68 metres NP xxo
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics East Germany High jump 1.71 metres NP o
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics East Germany High jump 1.74 metres NP xo
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics East Germany High jump 1.76 metres NP o
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics East Germany High jump 1.78 metres NP xxx
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics East Germany Long jump 9 6.21 952 915
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics East Germany Long jump Round One NP 5.96
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics East Germany Long jump Round Two NP 6.21
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics East Germany Long jump Round Three NP 6.19
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics East Germany 200 metres 3 944 987 23.93
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics East Germany 200 metres Heat Four 3 944 987 23.93
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final Standings 3 4.740 4.767
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics East Germany 100 metre hurdles 1 959 1.080 13.30
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics East Germany 100 metre hurdles Heat Two 1 959 1.080 13.30
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics East Germany Shot put 1 16.25 963 945
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics East Germany Shot put Round One NP 13.64
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics East Germany Shot put Round Two NP 15.82
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics East Germany Shot put Round Three NP 16.25
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics East Germany High jump 16T 875 783 1.64
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics East Germany High jump 1.60 metres NP o
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics East Germany High jump 1.64 metres NP o
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics East Germany High jump 1.68 metres NP xxx
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics East Germany Long jump 3 6.30 971 943
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics East Germany Long jump Round One NP foul
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics East Germany Long jump Round Two NP 6.30
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics East Germany Long jump Round Three NP 5.89
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics East Germany 200 metres 3 972 1.016 23.64
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics East Germany 200 metres Heat Three 3 972 1.016 23.64
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics East Germany Final Standings 6 4.547 4.553
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics East Germany 100 metre hurdles 7 1.015 13.74 899
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics East Germany 100 metre hurdles Heat One 3 1.015 13.74 899
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics East Germany Shot put 2 16.67 973 985
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics East Germany High jump 16T 830 1.68 915
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics East Germany Long jump 12 5.93 828 891
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics East Germany 800 metres 6 901 2:14.4 863
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics East Germany 800 metres Heat Three 5 901 2:14.4 863
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