|Representing East Germany|
She finished fourth in pentathlon at the 1974 European Championships. On 19 May 1976 she broke the world record in long jump with 6.99 metres in Dresden. She only finished fourth in this event at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, but won the gold medal in pentathlon.
After this she concentrated on the long jump only. She won the 1979 European Indoor Championships and finished fifth at the 1980 Summer Olympics. However, 6.99 m remained her career best jump, and today this places her seventh on the German all-time performers list, behind Heike Drechsler, Helga Radtke, Sabine Paetz, Brigitte Wujak, Birgit Großhennig and Susen Tiedtke.
She competed for the sports club SC Turbine Erfurt during her active career.
- The Athletics Site: world record progression, women's long jump
- Microsoft Word - Ewige DLV-Bestenliste.doc
|Women's Long Jump World Record Holder
26 July 1976 – 18 August 1978
|Women's Long Jump Best Year Performance
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