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Annegret Richter

Full name: Annegret Richter (Irrgang-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6" (167 cm)
Weight: 117 lbs (53 kg)
Born: October 13, 1950 in Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: OSC Dortmund, Dortmund (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold, 2 Silver (4 Total)

Biography

Annegret Richter ran legendary duels in the 1970s with the East German sprinters, especially Renate Stecher. Richter won a 1972 4×100 Olympic relay title in a fascinating final, when her teammate Heide Ecker-Rosendahl held off Stecher on the anchor leg. She crowned her career by winning the 100 in Montréal, adding Olympic silver in the 1976 200 and 4×100.

Richter won her first international title under her maiden name Irrgang, becoming 1971 European Champion in the 4x100, and placing second in that event in 1974. In 1973 she was European Indoor Champion in the 60 metres and in the 4×1 lap relay. She earned 28 national titles and also set 17 world records. She retired in 1977 but returned in 1979, and was nominated for the fictional West German team for the 1980 Moscow Olympics, but did not start due to the US-led boycott, and subsequently retired for good. Married to 400 metre hurdler Manfred Richter, their children Daniela and Marcus have became successful national track & field athletes.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.01 (1976); 200 – 22.39 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics Women's 100 metres West Germany FRG 5
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay West Germany FRG 1 Gold
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Women's 100 metres West Germany FRG 1 Gold
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Women's 200 metres West Germany FRG 2 Silver
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay West Germany FRG 2 Silver

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics West Germany Final 5 11.38 2
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics West Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 11.39 7
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics West Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 11.33 8
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics West Germany Round One Heat One 2 QU 11.30 7
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final 1 11.08 7
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics West Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/WR 11.01 8
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics West Germany Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU/OR 11.05 4
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Six 1 QU 11.19 4

Women's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final 2 22.39 5
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics West Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 22.90 4
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics West Germany Quarter-Finals Heat One 3 QU 23.35 3
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Three 3 QU 23.47 2

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics West Germany FRG Final 1 =WR 42.81 4
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics West Germany FRG Round One Heat Two 2 QU 42.97 2
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics West Germany FRG Final 2 42.59 1
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics West Germany FRG Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 42.61 1