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Maria Sander

Full name: Maria Sander (Domagala-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: October 30, 1924 in Dinslaken, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: January 12, 1999 in Niederwahn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: SuS 09 Dinslaken, Dinslaken (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Sprinter and hurdler Maria Sander was West German champion over 80 metre hurdles in 1943, 1946, 1948, 1949, and 1951-54, and in the 100 metres in 1952-54. She qualified for the 1952 Helsinki Games and took fifth place in the 100, winning bronze in the 80 hurdles and adding a silver with the sprint relay, recording the same world record mark as the winning USA team. Four years later in Melbourne Sander came in sixth with the relay, although the team set a world record in the heats. She was also eliminated in the heats of the 80 hurdles. At the 1954 European Championships Sander earned two more silvers in the pentathlon and with the sprint relay, after retiring in the heats of the 80 hurdles.

For her performances Sander was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf twice, in 1950 and 1952, and the Rudolf Harbig Memorial Award in 1956. Her nephew Wolfgang “Teddy” de Beer was a goalkeeper at German soccer club BVB Borussia Dortmund and became German Champion in 1995 and 1996. Maria Sander was educated as a farmer and a photo lab technician. She later also owned a sporting goods shop in Dinslaken.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.8 (1952); 80H – 10.9 (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Women's 100 metres Germany GER 5
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Women's 80 metres Hurdles Germany GER 3 Bronze
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Germany GER 2 Silver
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Women's 80 metres Hurdles Germany GER 4 h4 r1/3
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Germany GER 6

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Germany Final 5 12.0 12.27 3
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 12.0 12.24
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 12.0 12.20
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Germany Round One Heat Five 1 QU 12.2 12.42

Women's 80 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Germany Final 3 11.1 11.38 4
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 10.9w 11.19w
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Germany Round One Heat Five 1 QU 11.3 11.41
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Germany Round One Heat Four 4 11.1w 11.22w

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Germany GER Final 2 =WR 45.9 46.18 4
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Germany GER Round One Heat Three 1 QU 46.3 46.42
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Germany GER Final 6 47.2 47.29 2
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Germany GER Round One Heat One 2 QU/=WR 44.9 45.07
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