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Irina Müller (later Weiße, born 10 October 1951) is a German rower, who won the gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics and was a member of the SG Dynamo Potsdam.[1][2]

Irina Müller
Personal information
Born (1951-10-10) 10 October 1951 (age 68)
Leipzig
ResidenceBerlin
Occupationjudge
Height176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight84 kg (185 lb)
Spouse(s)Stefan Weiße
Sport
SportRowing
ClubSC Dynamo Berlin

Müller was born in Leipzig; sources vary whether the birth year was 1950[3] or 1951.[4]

Immediately after the 1976 Summer Olympics, she married fellow rower Stefan Weiße. As Irina Weiße, she was awarded a Patriotic Order of Merit in silver in September 1976.[5] She was an informer for the Stasi under the codename "Ines".[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ RRK 08 Rudern – Deutsche Rudererfolge bei Europameisterschaften
  2. ^ RRK 08 Rudern – Deutsche Rudererfolge bei Weltmeisterschaften
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Irina Müller". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  4. ^ Kluge, Volker (2000). Das große Lexikon der DDR-Sportler. Die 1000 erfolgreichsten und populärsten Sportlerinnen und Sportler aus der DDR. Ihre Erfolge und Biographien. Berlin: Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf. pp. 273f. ISBN 3-89602-348-9.
  5. ^ "Hohe staatliche Auszeichnungen". Berliner Zeitung (in German). 32 (216). 10 September 1976. p. 4. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  6. ^ "KLARTEXT: Richter unter Stasi-Verdacht". rbb-online.de (in German). 13 April 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2019.

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