Renee Poetschka

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Renee Poetschka
Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Born (1971-05-01) 1 May 1971 (age 43)
Residence Perth, Western Australia[1]
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Weight 56 kilograms (123 lb)[2]
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 400 metres
400 metres hurdles
Achievements and titles
Highest world ranking 9th
Personal best(s)

11.62s–100 m[1]
23.06s–200 m[1]
50.19s–400 m[1]

57.04–400 m Hurdles[1]

Renee Poetschka (b. 1 May 1971)[3] is a former Australian athlete. Best known as a relay runner, she won a bronze medal at the World Champion in the 4x400 metres relay and a gold medal in the same event at the World Junior Championships.

Athletic career[edit]

A five-time National Champion in the individual 400 metres, she was twice ranked in the World's Top Ten by Track and Field News in 1995 (9th) and 1996 (10th).[4]

At the 1993 Australian National Championships, Poetschka also won the 400m Hurdles. Her younger sister, Lauren later became national champion in the hurdles event and represented Australia at the Olympic Games.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 1st 4x400 m relay
18th 400 m
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 14th 400 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 15th 400 m
7th 4x400 m relay
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 5th 400 m
1994 Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 5th 400 m
DQ 4x400 m relay
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 9th 400 m
3rd 4x400 m relay
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 15th 400 m
11th 4x400 m relay

Personal bests[edit]


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