Birgit Radochla

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Birgit Radochla
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-B0827-0011-001, Birgit Radochla.jpg
Birgit Radochla in 1963
Personal information
Born (1945-01-31) 31 January 1945 (age 72)
Döbern, Germany
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb)
Sport Artistic gymnastics
Club SC Dynamo Berlin

Birgit Radochla (later Birgit Michailoff, born 31 January 1945) is a retired German gymnast. She competed at the 1964 Summer Olympics in all artistic gymnastics events and finished in fourth place with the German team. Individually she won a silver medal in the vault and finished fourth in the floor exercise and all-around.[1] She also won three medals in individual events at the 1965 European championships.[2]

Her father Helmut was a substitute gymnast for the German Olympic team in 1936, and in 1949 became the first champion of East Germany on pommel horse.[3]

After retiring from competitions, she completed her training as a kindergarten teacher at the Fröbel-Institut Berlin-Köpenik in 1971 and then worked as a clerk at her club SC Dynamo Berlin. She later received two more degrees of beautician and sports coach via evening school and distance learning. She married Michail Michailoff, a Bulgarian engineer and researcher in electronics and later also sports journalist.[3]


  1. ^ "Birgit Radochla". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. 
  2. ^ Turnen – Europameisterschaften Damen.
  3. ^ a b Birgit Radochla feierte 60. Geburtstag in Berlin Archived November 17, 2007, at the Wayback Machine..

See also[edit]