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Gaby Lesch

Full name: Gabriela Katharina "Gaby" Lesch (-Sewing)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: August 17, 1964 in Sulzbach am Taunus, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: TSV 1886 Kirchhain, Kirchhain (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics


Middle-distance runner Gaby Lesch reached the semifinals of the 800 at 1988 Seoul Olympics, but did not qualify for the final. At the 1989 World Indoors Lesch placed fifth and she won a bronze medal at the 1988 European Indoors. She also won West German titles in the 800 in 1988-90, with the 3x800 relay in 1989, and indoors in the 800.

In 1992 Lesch married her coach and lawyer Dirk Sewing. Her sister Iris was a national successful 200 sprinter. In 1991 and 1992 she was the active athlete’s speaker for the German Track and Field Association DLV and was criticized in 1993 for the evaluation of the doping problem within the association.

Personal Best\: 800 – 1:59.24 (1991).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Women's 800 metres West Germany FRG 5 h2 r2/3

Women's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics West Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 1:59.85 3
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Two 3 QU 2:00.95 1
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