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Rita Kühne

Full name: Rita Kühne (-Andrich, -Schiemann)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: January 5, 1947 in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Dynamo Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Sprinter Rita Kühne won a 1972 gold medal with the 4x400 m relay in München, running the second leg along with [Dagmar Käsling], [Helga Seidler] and [Monika Zehrt]. The relay team was elected East German Sports Team of the Year for 1972. One year earlier Kühne also won a European title in the relay with Seidler, Zehrt and non-Olympian Ingelore Lohse, and she finished eighth in the 400 metres. In 1973 and 1975 she won European Cups with the 4x400 relay. Domestically Kühne won East German relay titles in 1969-73 and 1975, and the 400 m indoor title in 1966-69 and 1971. She was educated as a draftswoman in the machinery construction industry.

Personal Best\: 400 – 51.01 (1976).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay East Germany GDR 1 Gold WR

Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics East Germany GDR Final 1 WR 3:22.95 50,0
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics East Germany GDR Round One Heat Two 1 QU/WR 3:28.48
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