Gisela Birkemeyer in 1960
|Birth name||Gisela Köhler|
22 December 1931 |
Ore Mountains (Germany)
|Height||1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||60 kg (132 lb)|
|Sport||Sprint running, hurdles|
|Club||SC Dynamo Berlin|
Gisela Birkemeyer (née Köhler on 22 December 1931) is a retired German sprint runner who won two medals in the 80 m hurdles at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics. During her career she set nine world records in the 80 m hurdles and in the 4×100 m, 4×110 yd and 4×200 m relays. She won 40 East German championships, mostly in the 80 m hurdles (1953–1961) and 200 m sprint (1956–1960). At the European Championships in Stockholm in 1958, she was third in the 80 m hurdles. In 1959, she was voted GDR Sportswoman of the Year.
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|East German Sportswoman of the Year