Ellen Fiedler

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Ellen Fiedler
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  East Germany
Olympic Games
Bronze 1988 Seoul 400 m hurdles
World Championships
Silver 1980 Sittard 400 m hurdles
Bronze 1983 Helsinki 400 m hurdles
Gold 1983 Helsinki 4x400 m relay

Ellen Fiedler, (née Neumann, born 26 November 1958 in Demmin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) is a former East German 400 metres hurdler.

She won the bronze medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, in a career best time of 53.63 seconds. This ranks her third among German 400 m hurdlers, only behind Sabine Busch and Cornelia Ullrich.[1]

She also won the 1981 IAAF World Cup event,[2] took the silver medal in the hurdles at the 1980 World Championships in Athletics, won the bronze medal at the 1983 World Championships and finished sixth at the 1986 European Championships. At the 1983 World Championships she also won a gold medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay. Although it was Gesine Walther, Sabine Busch, Marita Koch and Dagmar Rübsam who ran in the final, Fiedler had run in the qualifying round.

Fiedler represented the sports club SC Dynamo Berlin, and became East German champion in 1981, 1982 and 1983.[3]

Fiedler is 1.76 metres tall; during her active career she weighed 66 kg.


This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
East Germany Karin Roßley
Women's 400m Hurdles Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Sweden Ann-Louise Skoglund