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Ellen Strophal-Streidt

Full name: Ellen Strophal-Streidt (-Wendland-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: July 27, 1952 in Wittstock, Brandenburg, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Potsdam, Potsdam (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Sprinter Ellen Strophal-Streidt started under her birth name Strophal at the 1972 München Olympics and finished an unfortunate fourth in the 200 and was eliminated in the second round of the 100. Four years later, after marriage and as Strophal-Streidt, she won bronze in the 400 and gold medal with the 4x400 relay, setting a new world record. At the European Championships she won a gold with the 4x400 relay (1974) and two silvers (400 in 1974, 4x100 in 1971). At the 1975 European Cup she finished second in the 400 and won the 4x400 relay. In 1972 she set a new world record in the 100 with 11.0.

In East Germany Strophal-Streidt claimed 400 metre individual titles in 1975, also winning indoors in 1980. She was first married to hurdler Gerd Streidt and later to decathlete Eberhard Wendland, but they divorced. In 1980, Strophal-Streidt retired from her athletic career and worked as a German teacher and as an employee of a cultural policy organization. After German reunification, she was employed by the Foundation for Palaces and Gardens in Berlin-Brandenburg.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.0 (1972); 200 – 22.73 (1973); 400 – 50.15 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics Women's 100 metres East Germany GDR 5 h1 r2/4
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics Women's 200 metres East Germany GDR 4
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics Women's 400 metres East Germany GDR 3 Bronze
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay East Germany GDR 1 Gold WR

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics East Germany Quarter-Finals Heat One 5 11.48 8
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics East Germany Round One Heat Five 5 QU 11.63 4

Women's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics East Germany Final 4 22.75 3
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 22.90 7
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics East Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 22.93 8
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics East Germany Round One Heat Four 1 QU 23.54 1

Women's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final 3 50.55 8
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 50.51 2
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics East Germany Quarter-Finals Heat One 2 QU 51.33 2
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics East Germany Round One Heat Three 1 QU 52.56 2

Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics East Germany GDR Final 1 WR 3:19.23 49,5
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics East Germany GDR Round One Heat Two 1 QU 3:23.38
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