Gabriele Becker

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Gabriele Becker
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Germany
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Gothenburg 4×100 m relay

Gabriele "Gaby" Becker (born 17 April 1975) is a German former track and field sprinter who competed mainly over 100 metres. She represented her country at the 1995 World Championships in Athletics and won a bronze medal in the relay.

Born in Marburg, Becker took up track and field at a young age and trained at the LAZ Bruchköbel sports club. Initially she took part in a variety of events and completed youth heptathlons, but soon focused on sprinting instead. She won the German youth title over 100 m in 1991, then took German junior doubles in the 60 metres and 100 m in both 1993 and 1994.[1] She made her international debut at the 1992 World Junior Championships in Athletics, finishing as a 100 m semi-finalist.[2]

Becker's first international medal came with the German 4×100 metres relay team, when she anchored home a quartet including Sandra Roos, Birgit Brodbeck, and Carmen Bertmaring to the bronze medal at the 1993 European Athletics Junior Championships. She also finished seventh individually in the 100 m at that competition.[3] At the 1994 World Junior Championships in Athletics, she was again a 100 m semi-finalist, but secured a silver medal with the relay team of Roos, Sandra Görigk and Esther Möller, finishing behind Jamaica.[4]

After winning the German under-23 100 m title,[1] she was selected to run at the 1995 World Championships in Athletics both individually and in the relay. She reached the quarter-finals of the 100 m, recording a best of 11.54 seconds in that round, but was eliminated in seventh place.[2] A German senior women's team of Melanie Paschke, Silke Lichtenhagen, Silke-Beate Knoll, and Becker finished the relay final in a time of 43.01, with Becker anchoring the team to the finish line to secure the World Championships bronze medal behind the American and Jamaican teams.[5]

Personal bests[edit]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Germany
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 10th (semis) 100 m 11.83
1993 European Junior Championships San Sebastián, Spain 7th 100 m 11.74
3rd 4×100 m relay 44.60
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 12th (semis) 100 m 11.66 (wind: +1.3 m/s)
2nd 4×100 m relay 44.78
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 7th (q-finals) 100 m 11.54
3rd 4×100 m relay 43.01

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Gabriele Becker. Kreis Offenbach Hanau. Retrieved on 2015-09-24.
  2. ^ a b Gabriele Becker. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-09-24.
  3. ^ European Junior Championships 1993. World Junior Athletics History. Retrieved on 2015-09-24.
  4. ^ World Junior Championships 1994. WJAH. Retrieved on 2015-09-24.
  5. ^ Women 4x100m Relay World Championship 1995 Goteborg (SWE) - Sunday 13.08 Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine. Todor66. Retrieved on 2015-09-24.
  6. ^ Gabriele Becker. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2015-09-24.

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