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Karin Reichert-Frisch

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKarin•Reichert-Frisch
Used nameKarin•Reichert-Frisch
Born17 January 1941 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg (GER)
Measurements172 cm / 55 kg
AffiliationsStuttgarter Kickers, Stuttgart (GER) / 1. FV Salamander Kornwestheim, Kornwestheim (GER)
NOC Germany West Germany
Nationality West Germany


Sprinter and hurdler Karin Reichert-Frisch finished fifth with the sprint relay under her birth name Frisch at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. In 1966 she was named Sportswoman of the Year along with long jumper and pentathlete Helga Hoffmann. Frisch then married journalist Hans-Ulrich Reichert from South German Radio and used that name at the 1968 Olympics. She was eliminated in the second round over 100.

In 1966, she won three medals at the European Championships – bronze in the 100, and two silver in the 80 hurdles, and with the sprint relay. In West Germany she claimed national titles in the 80 hurdles in 1966-67, and the 100 metres in 1967, the same year she was also awarded the Silver Bay Leaf.

Personal Best: 100 – 11.4 (1967).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics GER FRG Karin Frisch
4 × 100 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 5
1968 Summer Olympics Athletics FRG Karin Reichert
100 metres, Women (Olympic) 8 h1 r2/4
80 metres Hurdles, Women (Olympic) DNS

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