Kerstin Knabe

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Cornelia Oschkenat, Heike Theele and Kerstin Knabe (furthest from camera) in Jena (1986)

Kerstin Knabe (née Claus, born 7 July 1959 in Oschatz, Bezirk Leipzig) is a former German athlete, who ran for East Germany. She made her Olympic debut at the 1980 Games, placing 4th in the 100m hurdles. Knabe did not participate in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles because of a boycott of those Games by East Germany.


Year Tournament Venue Result Extra
1980 Olympic Games Moscow, USSR 4th 100 m hurdles
1982 European Indoor Championships Milan, Italy 1st 60 m hurdles
1982 European Championships Athens, Greece 3rd 100 m hurdles
1983 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd 60 m hurdles
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 100 m hurdles
1986 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 3rd 60 m hurdles
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, Germany 5th 100 m hurdles
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea semi-final 100 m hurdles


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Kerstin Claus-Knabe". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.