Sailer at the 2013 World Championships
|Full name||Verena Sailer|
16 October 1985 |
Illertissen, West Germany
|Height||1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Event(s)||60 metres, 100 metres|
|Achievements and titles|
Verena Sailer (born 16 October 1985 in Illertissen) is a retired German sprinter, who specialised in the 100 metres. Her personal best time is 11.02 seconds, achieved in August 2013. She won the gold medal at the 2010 European Athletics Championships in Barcelona. During her sporting career she was a member of MTG Mannheim.
Sailer represented Germany at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She competed in the 4 × 100 metres relay together with Anne Möllinger, Cathleen Tschirch and Marion Wagner. In their first round heat they placed third behind Jamaica and Russia and in front of China. Their time of 43.59 seconds was the eighth time overall out of sixteen participating nations. With this result they qualified for the final, in which they sprinted to a time of 43.28 seconds, which was the fifth place. At the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin, she made it to the semifinal of the 100 m and ran 11.24 seconds. She was the fourth leg of the German 4 × 100 m squad, which secured the bronze medal in a season's best time of 42.87 seconds.
At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the individual 100 m as well as the 4 × 100 m. Although she did not reach the individual final, the German team (Sailer, Leena Günther, Anne Cibis and Tatjana Pinto) did, finishing in 5th place.
|2004||World Junior Championships||Grosseto, Italy||5th||100 m||11.49 (wind: +1.5 m/s)|
|4th (h)†||4 × 100 m relay||44.58†|
|2005||European U23 Championships||Erfurt, Germany||3rd||100m||11.53 (wind: +1.5 m/s)|
|2nd||4 × 100 m relay||44.89|
|2007||European U23 Championships||Debrecen, Hungary||1st||100m||11.66 (wind: -2.0 m/s)|
|2nd||4 × 100 m relay||43.75|
|World Championships||Osaka, Japan||7th||4 × 100 m relay||43.51|
|2009||European Indoor Championships||Turin, Italy||3rd||60 m||7.22|
|World Championships||Berlin, Germany||3rd||4 × 100 m relay||42.87|
|2010||European Championships||Barcelona, Spain||1st||100 m||11.10 (wind: -0.6 m/s)|
|2012||European Championships||Helsinki, Finland||6th||100 m||11.42 (wind: -0.7 m/s)|
|2015||European Indoor Championships||Prague, Czech Republic||3rd||60 m||7.09|
|World Championships||Beijing, China||30th (h)||100 m||11.41|
|5th||4 × 100 m relay||42.64|
†: Disqualified in the final.
- Schwankhart, Anton (23 August 2009). "Allgäuerin Verena Sailer spurtet zu Bronze". Augsburger Allgemeine (in German). Retrieved 22 July 2010.
- "Verena Sailer Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-01-03.
- "LONDON 2012 - ATHLETICS - 4 X 100M RELAY WOMEN - FINAL". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
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