Carla Bodendorf in 1978
|Born||13 August 1953 (age 65)|
Eilsleben, Bezirk Magdeburg, East Germany
|Height||1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||58 kg (128 lb)|
Carla Bodendorf (née Rietig on 13 August 1953 in Eilsleben, Bezirk Magdeburg) is a retired East German sprint runner who won a gold medal in the 4 × 100 m relay at the 1976 Summer Olympics; individually she finished fourth in the 200 meters. She won two bronze medals in these events at the 1978 European Athletics Championships.
She was part of two East German 4×100 relay teams that held the world record for three years from 1976 to 1979.
After retiring from competitions, Bodendorf worked as a sports teacher, and then became a politician and project manager at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Saxony-Anhalt. She is married to Jürgen Bodendorf, a long and triple jumper and a football coach.
- European Championships: Prague 1978, women’s results Archived 7 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine. athletix.org
- Carla Bodendorf. sports-reference.com
- World Record Progression (Women). Apulanta.fi. Retrieved on 4 April 2014.
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