Heidler at the 2007 World Championships
October 14, 1983 |
Berlin, East Germany
|Residence||Frankfurt am Main, Germany|
|Alma mater||University of Hagen|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||83 kg (183 lb)|
|Club||LG Eintracht Frankfurt|
|Coached by||Bernd Madler|
|Achievements and titles|
|Updated on 13 August 2012.|
Betty Heidler (born 14 October 1983 in East Berlin) is a German hammer thrower, and the former 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.
Heidler won the inaugural IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge in 2010, finishing at the top of the rankings ahead of Anita Wlodarczyk. 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. She began the 2012 season with a series of wins, performing at the Colorful Daegu Meeting, Golden Spike Ostrava and Prefontaine Classic.
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.
- "Betty Heidler Overwiew". London2012.com. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
- Mikhnevich and Müller put on a show at the European Cup Winter Throwing. European Athletics (20 March 2010). Retrieved on 23 March 2010.
- Sampaolo, Diego (2010-08-29). Rudisha lowers 800m World record again, 1:41.01; Carter dashes 9.78sec in Rieti – IAAF World Challenge. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-08-30.
- Gains, Paul (2012-06-02). Dibaba 30:24.39 and Kiprop 27:01.98 on stunning but wet first night in Eugene – Samsung Diamond League. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-06-03.
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|Women's Hammer World Record Holder
21 May 2011 – August 31, 2014