Full name: Katharina Anna "KÃ¤the" KrauÃ
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: November 29, 1906 in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany
Died: January 9, 1970 in Mannheim, Baden-WÃ¼rttemberg, Germany
Affiliations: Dresdner SC, Dresden (GER)
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
KÃ¤the KrauÃ won a bronze medal in the 100 at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. What appeared to be her biggest success was marred by the disqualification of the German 4x100 team when [Marie Dollinger] and [Ilse DÃ¶rffeldt] dropped the baton on the final exchange, despite having a big lead. In their heat they had set a world record. KrauÃ ran on the winning 4x100 relay team at the 1938 European Championships, and added two silvers in the 100 and 200. Four years earlier at the 1934 Womenâs World Games KrauÃ won three gold medals (100, 200, 4x100 relay) and one bronze medal (discus throw). She also set 10 world records, and won 15 German titles in different disciplines (100, 200, 4x100, long jump and pentathlon).
In her later years KrauÃ became a sports teacher and administrator. From 1937-45 she was a Womenâs Delegate within the German Track and Field Association (DSBfA at that time), and in 1953-54 in the Rhineland Palatinate. In 1952 she published the textbook Der Kurzstreckenlauf. Frauen und MÃ¤dels beim Lauf (Short Distance Running. Women and Girlsâ Running). In 1947 KrauÃ moved from East Germanyâs Dresden to West Germanyâs Landau, where she was also active as a pianist and owned a sporting goods shop.
Personal Best\: 100 â 11.8 (1935).
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|1936 Summer||29||Berlin||Athletics||Women's 4 Ã 100 metres Relay||Germany||GER||AC|
|1936 Summer||29||Berlin||Athletics||Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat One||2||QU||11.9w|
|1936 Summer||29||Berlin||Athletics||Germany||Round One||Heat Five||1||QU||12.1|
|1936 Summer||29||Berlin||Athletics||Germany||GER||Round One||Heat Two||1||QU/WR||46.4|