Irene Abel

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Irene Abel
Irene Abel 1972.jpg
Irene Abel in 1972
Personal information
Born (1953-02-02) 2 February 1953 (age 64)
East Berlin, Germany
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 48 kg (106 lb)
Sport Artistic gymnastics
Club SC Dynamo Berlin

Irene Abel (born 2 February 1953) is a retired German artistic gymnast. She competed in the 1972 Summer Olympics and won a silver medal with the East German team. Her best individual result was seventh place in the vault.[1] She won another silver team medal at the 1974 World Championships.[2]

After retiring from competitions she worked as gymnastics coach at her club Dynamo Berlin. She also trains her daughter Katja (born 1983), who competed at the 2008 Olympics.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b Irene Abel Archived 2013-02-04 at the Wayback Machine..
  2. ^ Turnen – Weltmeisterschaften Damen.
  3. ^ Irene Abel (GDR)., January 13, 2001
Irene Abel (5th from left, looking at the camera) with the East German team at the 1972 Olympics