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Elfi Zinn

Full name: Elfi Zinn (Rost-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: August 24, 1953 in Rathebur, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Affiliations: SC Neubrandenburg, Neubrandenburg (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

In 1973 middle-distance runner Elfi Zinn won the silver medal in the 800 at the European Indoors. Three years later she won a bronze medal at the 1976 Montréal Olympics. Domestically she claimed East German indoor titles in 1973 and 1976, adding a relay title in the 4x800 in 1970, and a 4x400 relay title in 1974. In 1976 she set two world records in the 800 with 2:01.4 and the 4x800 with 7:54.2. Zinn was a trained photographer and worked for the Foreign Ministry in the former GDR until German reunification.

Personal Best: 800 – 1:55.60 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics Women's 800 metres East Germany GDR 3 Bronze

Women's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final 3 1:55.60 7
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 1:57.56 4
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics East Germany Round One Heat Four 1 QU 2:01.54 5
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