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Burglinde Pollak (born Grimm on June 10, 1951) is a retired German pentathlete. She won bronze medals at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics and finished sixth in 1980.[1] At the European championships she won three silver medals, in 1971, 1974 and 1978. Pollak set three world records, in 1970, 1972 and 1973.[2] After retiring from competitions she worked as a physiotherapist at her own clinic.[3]

Burglinde Pollak
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Burglinde Pollak in 1970
Personal information
Born June 10, 1951 (1951-06-10) (age 66)
Alt-Plötzin, Germany
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Pentathlon
Club ASK Vorwärts Potsdam
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 4932 (1973)
4707 (1980)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Burglinde Pollak. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Women, Pentathlon > World Records Progression. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ Hans Groschupp (10 June 2011) "Die ewige Weltrekordlerin", Märkische Allgemeine