|Born||January 21, 1977|
Auetal, Niedersachsen, West Germany
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lb)|
|Event(s)||Women's Hammer throw|
|Club||LG Eintracht Frankfurt|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||69.28 (2000)|
This result followed the bronze medal she won at the 1998 European Athletics Championships. Her personal best throw of 69.28 metres ranks her fifth among German hammer throwers, behind Betty Heidler, Susanne Keil, Kathrin Klaas and Andrea Bunjes.
Münchow was born in Auetal-Rehren, and first competed for TuS Eintracht Minden, but in 2000 she switched to LG Eintracht Frankfurt, coached by Michael Deyhle. In 2002, she married fellow hammer thrower Holger Klose and the couple had a son. Münchow is a two-time national champion in the women's hammer throw (2000 and 2001).
Münchow divorced in 2007 and is known again by her maiden name.
|1997||European U23 Championships||Turku, Finland||5th||Hammer||58.86 m|
|1998||European Championships||Budapest, Hungary||3rd||Hammer throw||65.61 m|
|1999||European U23 Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||2nd||Hammer throw||63.68 m|
|World Championships||Seville, Spain||8th||Hammer throw||64.03 m|
|2000||Olympic Games||Sydney, Australia||3rd||Hammer throw||69.28 m, NR|
|2001||World Championships||Edmonton, Canada||9th||Hammer throw||64.39 m|
- Kirsten Münchow at World Athletics
- Kirsten Munchow at the International Olympic Committee
- Kirsten Munchow at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
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