Full name: Monika DebertshÃ¤user (-HeÃler)
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: September 18, 1952 in Sonneberg, ThÃ¼ringen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Motor Zella-Mehlis, Zella-Mehlis (GER)
Country: East Germany
Sport: Cross Country Skiing
Related Olympians: Wife (divorced) of Gerd HeÃler.
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Monika DebertshÃ¤user had her first major international appearance at the 1974 World Championships, when she was ranked 19th over 10 km. After being placed fourth with the relay in the Pre-Olympics in 1975, her greatest moment came winning a relay bronze at the 1976 Winter Olympics. In 1974 and 1976 she was on the East German champion relay team with her club SC Motor Zella-Mehlis. She was briefly married to her teammate [Gerd HeÃler] and started for his home club SC Dynamo Klingenthal but later divorced. After her divorce she returned to her native Thuringia to become a detective with the peopleâs police (in German\: Volkspolizei) in the town of Sonneberg. Later she worked as an investigator in juvenile delinquency in Suhl.
|1976 Winter||23||Innsbruck||Cross Country Skiing||Women's 5 kilometres||East Germany||GDR||7|
|1976 Winter||23||Innsbruck||Cross Country Skiing||Women's 10 kilometres||East Germany||GDR||14|
|1976 Winter||23||Innsbruck||Cross Country Skiing||Women's 4 Ã 5 kilometres Relay||East Germany||GDR||3||Bronze|
|1976 Winter||23||Innsbruck||Cross Country Skiing||East Germany||Final Standings||7||16:34.94|
|1976 Winter||23||Innsbruck||Cross Country Skiing||East Germany||Final Standings||14||31:50.06||17:12.78||10|
|1976 Winter||23||Innsbruck||Cross Country Skiing||East Germany||GDR||Final Standings||3||18:02.73||18:02.73||4|