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Helga Seidler

Full name: Helga Seidler (Fischer-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-5 (166 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: August 5, 1949 in Oberneuschönberg, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Karl-Marx-Stadt, Chemnitz (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Helga Seidler, 400 metre runner, won the gold medal with the East German 4x400 relay at the 1972 München Olympics. She also came in fourth in the individual 400. Seidler won gold medals at the 1971 European Championships and the 1970 European Cup in both the 4x400 relay and 400. In 1971 and 1972 the 4x400 relay was elected East German Team of the Year. With the relay team Seidler set four world records in 1971 and 1972. She was East German Champion in the 400 in 1971 and runner-up one year later. Seidler was trained as a weaver, but later worked as a sports teacher and coach. One of her pupils was 400 runner [Rico Lieder].

Personal Best: 400 – 51.5 (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Women's 400 metres East Germany GDR 4
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay East Germany GDR 1 Gold WR

Women's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics East Germany Final 4 51.86 6
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/OR 51.68 4
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics East Germany Quarter-Finals Heat One 2 QU 51.97 3
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics East Germany Round One Heat Five 2 QU 52.79 6

Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics East Germany GDR Final 1 WR 3:22.95 51,0
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics East Germany GDR Round One Heat Two 1 QU/WR 3:28.48
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