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Christel Frese

Full name: Christel Frese (-Gerber)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
Born: August 3, 1944 in Lennep, Remscheid, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: ASV Köln, Köln (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics


Christel Frese took part in the 1972 München Games but did not finish the semifinal due to an injury. She was more successful at the European Championships, winning a bronze medal with the 4 x 400 m relay in 1969 and a silver in 1971. She also placed second in the 1970 European Cup in the relay and the 400 m. The same year Frese won the silver medal over 400 m at the European Indoors and the gold medal two years later, in the 4 x 2 laps relay. In 1973 she placed fourth over 400 m. Domestically she won nine titles. In 1969 she was part of the world record 4 x 400 m relay together with [Antje Gleichfeld], [Inge Bödding] and non-Olympian Christa Czekay (3:33.9 at Athina).

She later became a teacher for sports, mathematics and biology, and a sports administrator in Northrhine, numbering among her pupuls [Silke Rottenberg]. From 1975-77 Frese played football for SSG Bergisch Gladbach, winning a German title in 1977. She then moved to SC 07 Bad Neuenahr and VfL Euskirchen, where she worked as a coach.

Personal Best\: 400 – 52.2 (1972).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Women's 400 metres West Germany FRG AC h1 r3/4

Women's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank L T(A)
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics West Germany Semi-Finals Heat One AC DNF 3
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics West Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Two 4 QU 1 53.01
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Six 1 QU 5 52.89
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