30 June 1967 (age 51)|
Querfurt, Bezirk Halle, East Germany
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||71 kg (157 lb)|
|Club||SC Chemie Halle|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||71.00 (1988)|
She then experienced her career highlight as she won the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Renk won with a throw of 68.34 meters, defeating Natalya Shikolenko, who took home the silver medal, and compatriot Karen Forkel.
The next year she finished sixth at the 1993 World Championships. She withdrew from the 1994 European Championships because of knee injury problems, and never reached another international final despite starting at the 1995 World Championships and the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Her personal best was 71.00 meres with the old javelin type, achieved in June 1988 in Rostock. This ranks her third among German javelin throwers, only behind Petra Felke (who held the world record) and Antje Kempe.
|Representing East Germany|
|1988||Olympic Games||Seoul, South Korea||5th||66.38 m|
|1990||European Championships||Split, Yugoslavia||4th||64.76 m|
|1993||World Championships||Stuttgart, Germany||6th||64.00 m|
|1996||Olympic Games||Atlanta, Georgia, United States||13th||59.70 m|
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