Inge Helten

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Inge Helten
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Representing  West Germany
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1976 Montreal 4 x 100 m
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Montreal 100 m

Ingeborg "Inge" Helten (born 31 December 1950) is a former athlete from West Germany, who competed mainly in the 100 metres. She was born in Westum, Sinzig, Rhineland-Palatinate.


She won her first international Gold medal at the 1971 European Athletics Championships as a member of the 4 × 100 m relay team, where she placed 4th in the 100 metre final. She took a silver as the anchor of the 4 × 100 m relay squad in the 1974 European Championships in Rome.[1]

Helten set a world record for 100 meters in June 1976, with an 11.04 clocking; she competed for West Germany at the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the 100 metres, winning a bronze medal behind teammate Annegret Richter and East German Renate Stecher. She place 5th in the 200 meter final, where the top 5 women were German. She then joined with Annegret and fellow West Germans Elvira Possekel and Annegret Kroniger in the 4 × 100 m relay, where they won the silver medal behind the East Germans in 42.59 to 42.55.

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External links[edit]

  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Inge Helten". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2009-09-01.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-13. Retrieved 2012-08-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
Preceded by
East Germany Renate Stecher
Women's 100 m World Record Holder
June 13, 1976 – July 25, 1976
Succeeded by
West Germany Annegret Richter