Monika Zehrt

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Monika Zehrt
Monika Zehrt 1972.jpg
Monika Zehrt in 1972
Personal information
Born 29 September 1952 (1952-09-29) (age 64)
Riesa, Germany
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 400 m
Club SC Dynamo Berlin
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 51.08 (1972)

Monika Zehrt (born 29 September 1952) is a retired East German sprinter who specialized in the 400 m. At the 1972 Olympics she won gold medals in the individual 400 m and 4 × 400 m relay, setting an Olympic and a world record, respectively. Zehrt also won relay golds at the 1971 European Championships and the 1970 and 1973 European Cup. During her career she set one world record in the 400 m and four in the 4 × 400 m. After retiring in 1974, she earned a degree in external trade and a leading position at a furniture company. She married, but then divorced Jochen Landgraf, a 400 m hurdler.[1]


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