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Susen Tiedtke

Full name: Susen Tiedtke (-Greene, -Dreekmann)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-7 (171 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: January 23, 1969 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: SC Charlottenburg, Berlin (GER) / LAC Chemnitz, Chemnitz (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Niece of Manfred Tiedtke; Wife (divorced) of Joe Greene.

Biography

Susen Tiedtke was the daughter of Ingrid, 1966 European Championships finalist in the 200 metres, and Jürgen Tiedtke, a former East German pole vaulter. Her sister Pia was an East German handball international until reunification, and her uncle [Manfred] was an Olympian decathlete. Susen participated in the long jump in 1992 (eighth) and 2000 (fifth).

Until 1985 Susen Tiedtke competed nationally as a gymnast and was 1982 East German champion on the balance beam. In 1984 she was nominated for the East German Olympic gymnastics team, but could not start due to the Soviet-led boycott. She then turned to athletics and participated in several international competitions in the long jump, including the World Championships in 1991 (fifth), 1993 (ninth), 1997 (sixth), and 1999 (seventh). In 1998 she came in eighth at the European Championships. At the European Cup she placed third in 1997, and fourth in both 1998 and 2000. Even more successfully she claimed a silver medal at the 1993 World Indoors and a bronze in 1995. Domestically she won German titles in 1993 and 1997, adding second places in 1991 and 1998-2000, and also earned several podiums at the German Indoors.

On 13 March 1995, only 24 hours after winning the bronze medal at the World Indoors in Barcelona, a doping control by the German Athletics Association resulted in a positive test for the anabolic steroid turinabol. On 10 April 1995, she was suspended by the German Anti-Doping Commission and banned until March 1997.

Susen Tiedtke also worked as a model for prestigious clothing companies in television commercials, fashion, lifestyle and news magazines. In January 2000, she recorded the song “Sag ihr auch” (“Tell Her Also”) alongside German pop singer Bernhard Brink. She posed nude in the August 2001 edition of the German Playboy. Tiedtke was considered one of the most attractive female athletes and was named “Miss Athletics” and “Miss Olympia” by German journalists.

From 1993-98, she was married to American long jumper [Joe Greene], but was involved in a difficult and contentious divorce. She then married industrial manager and former professional German tennis player Hendrik Dreekmann in 2005, but they later separated. Susen Tiedtke trained as a physiotherapist and opened her own practice as a national health professional in Berlin. During her stay in the US she studied economics and finance in Ohio.

Personal Best: LJ – 7.00 (1991).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Women's Long Jump Germany GER 8
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Women's Long Jump Germany GER 5

Women's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD SBMD
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Germany Final Round 8 6.60
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Germany Final Round Round One 6 6.48
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Germany Final Round Round Two 8 foul 6.48
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Germany Final Round Round Three 8 6.60 6.60
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 6 QC 6.74
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B 4 6.74
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round One 2 6.74
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 3 foul 6.74
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 5.11
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Germany Final Round 5 6.74
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Germany Final Round Round One NP foul
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Germany Final Round Round Two 6 6.52 6.52
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Germany Final Round Round Three 5 6.74 6.74
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Germany Final Round Round Four 5 foul 6.74
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Germany Final Round Round Five 5 4.94 6.74
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Germany Final Round Round Six NP foul
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 9 QC 6.65 6.55
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group A 4 6.65 6.55
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round One 4 6.55
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 2 6.65 6.65 6.55
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 6.43
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