Bärbel Wöckel

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Bärbel Wöckel
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Medal record
Women's Athletics
Competitor for  East Germany
Olympic Games
Gold 1976 Montreal 200 m
Gold 1976 Montreal 4 x 100 m relay
Gold 1980 Moscow 200 m
Gold 1980 Moscow 4 x 100 m relay

Bärbel Wöckel (née Eckert; born 21 March 1955 in Leipzig) is a retired East German sprinter who specialized in the 200 metres.

Biography[edit]

She won four Olympic gold medals, two each in the 1976 and 1980 Olympics. In each of those years, Wöckel placed first in the 200 metres and 4 x 100 metres races.

She won a Gold Medal at the European championships in 1974 as the anchor of the 4 x 100 meter relay, which set a world record of 42.50. She won the gold in the 200 meters and as a part of the 4 x 100 meter relay team as well as a silver in the 100 meters at the 1982 European championships.

She competed for the club SC Motor Jena during her active career.

Her rival, Marita Koch, complained in a letter that Bärbel received higher doses of steroids than her because she had relatives in the company Jenapharm.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turnbull, Simon (5 September 2010). "After a quarter of a century, Koch remains untouchable". The Independent. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
East Germany Renate Stecher
Women's 200 m Best Year Performance
1976
Succeeded by
Poland Irena Szewińska
Preceded by
East Germany Marita Koch
Women's 200 m Best Year Performance
1980
Succeeded by
United States Evelyn Ashford