Verena Sailer

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Verena Sailer
Verena Sailer by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Personal information
Full name Verena Sailer
Born (1985-10-16) 16 October 1985 (age 30)
Illertissen, West Germany
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Sport
Country  Germany
Sport Running
Event(s) 60 metres, 100 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 100m: 11.02 s (Weinheim; August 2013)

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.[1]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the individual 100 m as well as the 4 × 100 m.[2] Although she did not reach the individual final, the German team (Sailer, Leena Günther, Anne Cibis and Tatjana Pinto) did, finishing in 5th place.[3]

Achievements[edit]

Sailer after her win at the 2010 European Championships
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Germany
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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schwankhart, Anton (23 August 2009). "Allgäuerin Verena Sailer spurtet zu Bronze". Augsburger Allgemeine (in German). Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Verena Sailer Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-01-03. 
  3. ^ "LONDON 2012 - ATHLETICS - 4 X 100M RELAY WOMEN - FINAL". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 

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