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Margit Bach

Full name: Margit Bach
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (169 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: March 25, 1951 in Höchst, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: Bayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics


Hurdler Margit Bach was nominated for the 1969 European Championships but could not start due to the West German boycott. She took part in the 1970 European Cup at 100 m hurdles and in the 1971 Indoor European Championships over 60 m hurdles. She earned three national titles in the 100 m hurdles in 1970 and 1971 – beating the legendary [Heide Rosendahl] in both cases – and in the 1972 indoor 60 m hurdles. The same year she failed in the semifinals of the Munich Olympic Games. She also set four world records\: 1971 – indoor 50 m hurdles; 1972 – indoor 60 m hurdles (twice); and 1970 – 100 m hurdles.

Bach later became a professional press photographer and earned first place in the photo competition "PresseFoto Hessen-Thüringen" in 2010. She has also become active in animal protection.

Personal Best\: 100H – 13.29 (1970).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics Women's 100 metres Hurdles West Germany FRG 6 h1 r2/3

Women's 100 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics West Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 6 13.31 3
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Two 3 QU 13.46 5
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