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Monika Zehrt

Full name: Monika Zehrt (-Landgraf)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Born: September 29, 1952 in Riesa, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Dynamo Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

In 1972 at London, Monika Zehrt was the first German woman to run 400 meters under 52 seconds, recording 51.7. At the 1972 Olympics she won the 400 metres and ran on the winning GDR 4×400 relay. Zehrt also won relay golds at the 1971 European Championships, and the 1970 and 1973 European Cup, also winning the 400 at the 1974 European Cup. Domestically she earned nine national titles, set one world record in the 400 metres, and four with 4×400 relay teams. She retired in 1974, studied external trade, and was employed in a leading position by a furniture company. Monika Zehrt married 400 metre hurdler Jochen Landgraf, but was later divorced.

Personal Best: 400 – 51.08 (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Women's 400 metres East Germany GDR 1 Gold OR
1972 Summer 19 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 19 München Athletics East Germany Final 1 OR 51.08 7
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU/OR 51.47 5
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics East Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 52.33 2
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics East Germany Round One Heat Three 1 QU 52.49 3

Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics East Germany GDR Final 1 WR 3:22.95 49,8
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics East Germany GDR Round One Heat Two 1 QU/WR 3:28.48