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Christine Wachtel (born 6 January 1965), is a German track and field athlete who won the silver medal for East Germany at the 1988 Olympic summer games in Seoul in the 800 metres run. Her time of 1:56.64 put her second to her training partner Sigrun Wodars.

Christine Wachtel
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Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  East Germany
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1988 Seoul 800 m
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1987 Rome 800 m
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Tokyo 4 × 400 m relay

Wachtel was born in Altentreptow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Her earlier successes in the 800 meter run included:

  • 1983: Second at the Junior European championship (2:00.42 Min.)
  • 1987: Second at the World championship (1:55.32 Min.)

In 1990, she was second at the European championships. (1:56.11 Min.)

Other success in the 4 × 400 meter relay:

  • 1991: Third at the world championship with the German 4 × 400 meter relay (3:21.25 Min.).

She also participated in the 1992 Olympic summer games in Barcelona, where she was, however, eliminated in the 800 meter preliminaries.

Wachtel trained at the Neubrandenburg sport club under trainer Walter Gladrow. During her career she was 1.66 meters tall and weighed 66 kilograms. After her sport career she operates a pizza-bakery in Neubrandenburg.

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