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Annelie Ehrhardt, (née Jahns on 18 June 1950) is a retired German hurdler. She won the gold medal in the inaugural 100 metre hurdles event at the 1972 Summer Olympics held in Munich, Germany, setting a new world record, and becoming the first East German Olympic Champion in this event. She also won a silver medal at the 1971 European Championships and a gold medal at the 1974 European Championships in a new championship record of 12.66 seconds.[1]

Annelie Ehrhardt
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Ehrhardt in 1973
Personal information
Born 18 June 1950 (1950-06-18) (age 67)
Ohrsleben, Germany
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 100 m hurdles
Club SC Magdeburg
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 12.3 (1973)

Born Annelie Jahns, she married Olympic sprint canoer Manfred Ehrhardt in 1970 and became known under his name. During her career Ehrhardt won 11 national titles and set 20 world records over various hurdle distances, indoors and outdoors. She was a photo laboratory assistant by profession.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Annelie Ehrhardt. sports-reference.com