|Born||9 October 1947|
She competed for West Germany in the 1972 Summer Olympics held in Munich in the 400 metres where she won the silver medal. Later on in the same Games she helped her teammates Anette Rückes, Inge Bödding and Hildegard Falck to a bronze in the first Olympic women's 4 x 400 m relay. Previously as Rita Jahn she had competed in the 200 metres and on the West German 4 x 100 m relay team at the 1968 Olympics, the team finishing 6th. 1976 was her third and last Olympics, making the semi-final round in the 400, and her team finishing 5th in the 4x400.
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