Katrin Krabbe

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Katrin Krabbe
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1988-0720-036, Berlin, Junioren-Sportfest, Katrin Krabbe.jpg
Krabbe in 1988
Personal information
Born (1969-11-22) 22 November 1969 (age 45)
Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Sport
Country East Germany
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Women's 200 metres
Updated on 9 February 2014.

Katrin Krabbe (born 22 November 1969, in Neubrandenburg, Germany) is a female athlete who competed for the German Democratic Republic (before 1990) and Germany thereafter. She represented the GDR at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.

Life and career[edit]

Krabbe was a successful track star, winning the 100 m and 200 m titles in the 1990 European Championships in Athletics (held in Split) and the same titles at the 1991 World Championships in Athletics (held in Tokyo, where she beat Gwen Torrence and Merlene Ottey). She was also part of the winning 4 x 100 metres relay East German women's team in the European Championships.

A three-year suspension for taking clenbuterol kept her from competing in the 1992 Summer Olympics, and effectively ended her athletic career. [1] [2] [3]

Krabbe along with team mates Silke Moller and Grit Breuer tested positive for the stimulant Clenbuterol in 1992. All three athletes were suspended for one year by the German Athletics Federation, but the International Athletics Association extended this to two years. Krabbe sued the IAAF and received damages (1.2 million DM), while Breuer did not and was able to compete again after the ban.

Personal bests[edit]

100 m - 10.89 +1.8 (Berlin 20 July 1988)

200 m - 21.95 +0.3 (Split 30 August 1990)

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  East Germany
1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 4th 100 m 11.49
3rd 200 m 23.31
2nd 4x100 m 43.97
1987 European Junior Championships Birmingham, England 1st 4 x 100 m 44.62
1988 World Junior Championships Greater Sudbury, Canada 2nd 100 m 11.23
1st 200 m 22.34
1st 4x100 m 43.48
Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea semi-final 200 m 22.59
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 1st 100 m 10.89
1st 200 m 21.95
1st 4 x 100 m 41.68
Representing  Germany
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 6th 60 m 7.20
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 1st 100 m 10.99
1st 200 m 22.09
3rd 4 x 100 m 42.33
3rd 4 x 400 m 3:21.25

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Katrin Krabbe". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
Awards
Preceded by
Germany Steffi Graf
German Sportswoman of the Year
1990 – 1991
Succeeded by
Germany Heike Henkel