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Ellen Kießling

Full name: Ellen Kießling (-Buchleitner)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Born: February 17, 1968 in Freital, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: Dresdner SC, Dresden (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Wife of Michael Buchleitner.


Middle-distance runner Ellen Kießling did not finish the heats of the 1,500 at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. In 1991 she finished fifth at the World Championships at the same distance, and was fourth in the 3,000 at the 1989 World Cup. At the 1990 European Championships Kießling earned a silver medal in the 1,500. She was fourth in the 1,500 at the 1989 and 1994 European Cups, placing third in 1991. Indoors she won a bronze medal at the 1989 Worlds, and a silver medal at the European Indoors the same year, both in the 800. Domestically she won the last two East German Championships in the 1,500 in 1989-90, and then in 1991-92 and 1994-95 won national titles in reunified Germany. She also won four indoor titles (1990 – East Germany, 1991-92/94 – Germany). Kießling worked as a makeup artist. She married Austrian long distance and steeplechase runner [Michael Buchleitner] in 1994.

Personal Best\: 1500 – 4:04.44 (1989).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics Women's 1,500 metres Germany GER AC h2 r1/3

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics Germany Round One Heat Two AC DNF
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