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Roswitha Gerdes

Full name: Roswitha Gerdes (-Kuhn)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: June 28, 1961 in Damme, Vechta, Niedersachsen, Germany
Affiliations: ASV Köln, Köln (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics


Middle distance runner Roswitha Gerdes placed fourth in the 1,500 metres at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, placing sixth that year at the European Indoors. Domestically she won three titles with the non-Olympic relay 3x800 metres – 1981, 1984, and 1988. In 1984 she was runner-up at the German Championships, and 1988 became German Champion in cross-country. She was educated as a medical specialist for orthopaedics, chiropractic, and sports medicine. Together with her husband she led the “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Freizeitmedizin” (German Association for Leisure Medicine), and they raised three children.

Personal Best\: 1500 – 4:04.41 (1984).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Women's 1,500 metres West Germany FRG 4

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Final 4 4:04.41
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Round One Heat One 4T QU 4:10.64
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