Melanie Seeger

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Melanie Seeger
Melanie Seeger.jpg
Personal information
Born (1977-01-08) 8 January 1977 (age 40)
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Sport
Country  Germany
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 20km Race Walk

Melanie Seeger (born 8 January 1977 in Brandenburg an der Havel) is a German race walker. She has represented Germany at the Summer Olympics on three occasions (2004, 2008 and 2012). She has also competed at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics on four occasions and walked at four consecutive editions of the European Athletics Championships.

She holds the German record for the indoor 3000 m walk.[1]

She took time away from athletics in 2009 to give birth to her first child, Helena. She returned to competition in 2010 and she had the best championship performance of her career at the 2010 European Athletics Championships, finishing fourth in the 20 kilometres race walk behind a Russian sweep of medalists.[2]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Germany
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 4th 5000 m 22:11.29
1997 World Race Walking Cup Poděbrady, Czech Republic 54th 10 km 46:49
European U23 Championships Turku, Finland 8th 10 km 46:34
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 10 km DNF
1999 World Race Walking Cup Mézidon-Canon, France 42nd 20 km 1:36:33
European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd 20 km 1:34:17
World Championships Seville, Spain 33rd 20 km 1:40:51
2000 European Race Walking Cup Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany 34th 20 km 1:35:26
2001 European Race Walking Cup Dudince, Slovakia 15th 20 km 1:32:57
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 7th 20 km 1:30:41
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 14th 20 km 1:33:40
World Race Walking Cup Torino, Italy 25th 20 km 1:35:37
2003 World Championships Paris, France 8th 20 km 1:29:44
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 5th 20 km 1:29:52
World Race Walking Cup Naumburg, Germany 9th 20 km 1:28:17
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 11th 20 km 1:31:00
2006 World Race Walking Cup La Coruña, Spain 21st 20km 1:32:36
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 10th 20 km 1:31:29
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 14th 20 km 1:35:30
2008 World Race Walking Cup Cheboksary, Russia 15th 20 km 1:31:09
Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 22nd 20 km 1:31:56
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 4th 20 km 1:29:43
2011 European Race Walking Cup Olhão, Portugal 6th 20 km 1:32:14
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 20km DNF
2012 World Race Walking Cup Saransk, Russia 19th 20km 1:33:24
Olympic Games London, Great Britain 19th 20 km 1:30:44

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deutsche record. DLV. Retrieved on 2010-11-10.
  2. ^ Germany's Seeger still finds Barcelona 'unbelievable'. European Athletics (2010-11-09). Retrieved on 2010-11-10.

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