Tittel (left) at the 1972 Olympics
28 June 1948 (age 70)|
Mühlbach (Müglitztal), Germany
|Height||158 cm (5 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||44 kg (97 lb)|
|Event(s)||800 m, 1500 m|
|Coached by||Gerd Osenberg|
|Achievements and titles|
800 m – 2:03.1 (1971)|
1500 m – 4:06.65 (1972)
Ellen Tittel (later Wellmann, later Wessinghage, born 28 June 1948) is a retired West German middle-distance runner who specialized in the 1500 m event. She won the European indoor title in 1973, placing third in 1975, and had another third-place finish at the 1971 European Outdoor Championships. She reached the 1500 m finals at the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics, but abandoned the 1972 race due to stomach cramps. In 1971 she helped to set a new world record in the 4 × 800 m relay.
Tittel is a lawyer by profession. Before turning to athletics she tried gymnastics, but found it too boring. She married two fellow Olympic middle-distance runners, first Paul-Heinz Wellmann, and a few years later Thomas Wessinghage. With Wessinghage she has a son Daniel.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ellen Tittel.|
- Ellen Wessinghage. leverkusen.com
- Ellen Tittel-Wellmann Archived 4 December 2016 at the Wayback Machine.. sports-reference.com
- Ellen Wellmann (née Tittel). trackfield.brinkster.net
- Bill Bruns (March 6, 1978). "Thomas Wessinghage Finished Behind Ellen's First Hubby—but Only in the Olympics". People. 9 (9).
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