Photo - Rita  WINDBRAKE

Flag - GER Germany

Deaflympic / World Championships Medals:

14 6 4

First Deaflympic Games: Washington DC 1965

Born: 1945

Gender: w

Born in the city of Bornheim, a perennial member of ASV Köln Sports Club. Competing at seven Deaf World Games, she won a record total of 24 medals, including 14 gold. Won a last medal - a silver - at the 1993 World Games for the Deaf when she was 48 years old. She also amassed countless gold, silver and bronze medals at various international meets, including European Championships. World record holder in nine different running distance events of 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1000m, 1500m, 3000m, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay. In I982 received the American Athletic Association of the Deaf/USA Female Athlete of the Century Award.

Deaflympics / World ChampionshipsSportEventResult
Washington DC 1965 *Athletics200m4th
Washington DC 1965 *Athletics4x100m RelayBronze
Washington DC 1965 *Athletics80m hurdles5th
Belgrade 1969 *Athletics400mGold
Belgrade 1969 *Athletics4x100m RelayBronze
Belgrade 1969 *Athletics800mGold
Malmo 1973 *Athletics1500mGold
Malmo 1973 *Athletics400mGold
Malmo 1973 *Athletics4x100m RelayBronze
Malmo 1973 *Athletics800mGold
Bucharest 1977 *Athletics1500mSilver
Bucharest 1977 *Athletics400mGold
Bucharest 1977 *Athletics4x100m RelayGold
Bucharest 1977 *Athletics4x400m RelaySilver
Bucharest 1977 *Athletics800mGold
Koln 1981 *Athletics1500mGold
Koln 1981 *Athletics400mGold
Koln 1981 *Athletics4x100m RelaySilver
Koln 1981 *Athletics4x400m RelaySilver
Koln 1981 *Athletics800mGold
Los Angeles 1985 *Athletics1500mGold
Los Angeles 1985 *Athletics3000mGold
Los Angeles 1985 *Athletics4x100m RelayBronze
Los Angeles 1985 *Athletics4x400m RelaySilver
Los Angeles 1985 *Athletics800mGold
Sofia 1993 *Athletics1500mSilver
Sofia 1993 *Athletics3000m4th
Sofia 1993 *Athletics800m5th
* Deaflympics