On 17 August 1984 Meszynski set a world record in women's discus throw at boycott inspired Friendship Games of 73.36 meters. Her record lasted barely a week before it was bested by Zdeňka Šilhavá with a mark that puts Šilhavá as equal to the number 2 thrower in history. Today, Meszynski's result is enough to occupy the sixth place on the world all-time list and a fourth place on the German all-time list behind Gabriele Reinsch, Ilke Wyludda and Diana Gansky-Sachse.
Her career highlights include a gold medal with 60.30 m at the 1979 European Junior Championships, an eighth place with 63.78 m at the 1982 European Championships in Athletics and a fourth place with 65.20 m at the 1986 European Championships in Athletics. She represented the sports team TSC Berlin and became East German champion in 1982.
She weighed 97 kg, and stood 1.76 m tall.
- World records, women's discus throw
- IAAF top lists - women's discus throw
- ""Ewige" Bestenliste der deutschen Leichtathletik" (PDF). www.leichtathletik.de (in German). 2006-09-01. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-01-10. Retrieved 2009-01-10.
- European Athletics Association results database (junior)
- European Athletics Association results database
- East German championships - women's discus throw
|Women's Discus World Record Holder
17 August 1984 – 26 August 1984
|Women's Discus Best Year Performance
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