Betty Heidler

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Betty Heidler
Osaka07 D6A Betty Heidler Medal1.jpg
Personal information
Nationality German
Born (1983-10-14) October 14, 1983 (age 30)
Berlin, East Germany
Residence Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Education Law
Alma mater University of Hagen
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)[1]
Sport
Country Germany
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Hammer throw
Club LG Eintracht Frankfurt
Turned pro 2004
Coached by Bernd Madler
Achievements and titles
World finals
Regional finals
Olympic finals
Personal best(s)
  • Hammer throw: 79.42 (2011, WR)
Updated on 13 August 2012.

Betty Heidler (born 14 October 1983 in East Berlin) is a German hammer thrower, and the world record holder. She now lives in Frankfurt and is a member of the Eintracht Frankfurt athletics team. She works for the German Federal Police where she is member of the sports support group and started studying Bachelor of Laws at the Fernuniversität Hagen in 2007.

She put in a dominant performance at the 2010 European Cup Winter Throwing with a winning mark of 72.48 m, beating her nearest rival by more than three metres.[2]

Heidler won the inaugural IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge in 2010, finishing at the top of the rankings ahead of Anita Wlodarczyk.[3] She won the gold medal at the 2010 European Athletics Championships then went on to take the silver medal at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics. In May 2011, in Halle, she achieved a new world record in hammer throw, with a result of 79.42 m.[4] She began the 2012 season with a series of wins, performing at the Colorful Daegu Meeting, Golden Spike Ostrava and Prefontaine Classic.[5]

In the 2012 London Olympics Heidler won the bronze medal. The game was not without contention as the referees first failed to correctly measure Heidler's bronze winning throw.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Germany
2003 World Championships Paris, France 11th 65.81 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 4th 72.73 m
World Athletics Final Szombathely, Hungary 6th 69.65 m
2005 European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany 2nd 69.64 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 29th (q) 61.91 m
World Athletics Final Szombathely, Hungary 6th 69.95 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 5th 70.89 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 1st 75.44 m (CR)
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 1st 74.76 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 9th 70.06 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 5th 69.72 m
2009 Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 1st 75.83 m (GR)
World Championships Berlin, Germany 2nd 77.12 m (NR)
World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 1st 72.03 m
2010 European Cup Winter Throwing Arles, France 1st 72.48 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st 76.38 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 2nd 76.06 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 17th (q) 65.06 m
Olympic Games London, Great Britain 3rd 77.13 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 18th (q) 68.83 m

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Records
Preceded by
Poland Anita Włodarczyk
Women's Hammer World Record Holder
21 May 2011 –
Succeeded by
incumbent