Grit Breuer

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Grit Breuer
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1989-0722-020, Grit Breuer, Katrin Schreiter, Petra Krug.jpg
Grit Breuer, 1989 (right)
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  East Germany
Olympic Games
Bronze 1988 Seoul 4 × 400 m relay
Representing  Germany
Olympic Games
Bronze 1996 Atlanta 4 × 400 m relay
World Championships
Gold 1997 Athens 4 × 400 m relay
Silver 1991 Tokyo 400 m
Silver 2001 Edmonton 4 × 400 m relay
Bronze 1991 Tokyo 4 × 100 m relay
Bronze 1991 Tokyo 4 × 400 m relay
Bronze 1999 Seville 4 × 400 m relay
World Indoor Championships
Gold 1991 Sevilla 4 × 400 m relay
Gold 1999 Maebashi 400 m
Bronze 1991 Sevilla 200 m
Bronze 1997 Paris 4 × 400 m relay
Bronze 2003 Birmingham 400 m

Grit Breuer (born 16 February 1972 in Röbel) is a former German athlete, who competed in the women's 200 metres, 400 metres, 4×100 m relay, and 4×400 m relay events.

She has received injuries as a result of her sports competition, including a slipped disk in her back and a ligament in her knee. She has also been involved in drugs-related controversy. In 1992 she received a two-year ban from the sport after admitting she had taken clenbuterol. In 2004 she was accused of skipping a drug test in South Africa, but she was cleared on a technicality. She has won two Olympic bronze medals in the 4 × 400 metres relay. Her first was in 1988 competing for East Germany, when she ran in the heats but not the final and the second was in 1996.

Sports accomplishments[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 1st 400 m 51.24
1st 4x100 m relay 43.48
1st 4x400 m relay 3:28.39
1989 World Cup Barcelona, Spain 2nd 400 m 50.67
2nd 4x400 m relay 3:23.97
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 1st 400 m 49.50
1st 4x400 m relay 3:21.02
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 3rd 200 m 22.58
1st 4x400 m relay 3:27.22
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 2nd 400 m 49.42
3rd 4×100 m relay 42.33
3rd 4×400 m relay 3:21.25
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 1st 400 m 50.89
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 3rd 4×400 m relay 3:21.14
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 3rd 4×400 m relay 3:28.39
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 1st 4×400 m relay 3:20.92
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 1st 400 m 50.45
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 400 m 49.93
1998 World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 2nd 400 m 49.86
1998 1st 4x400 m relay 3:24.26
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 1st 400 m 50.80
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 3rd 4×400 m relay 3:22.43
2004 Summer Olympics Athens, Greece heats 4×400 m relay 3:27.75

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