Petra Roßner

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full namePetra•Roßner (-Rossner)
Used namePetra•Roßner
Born14 November 1966 in Leipzig, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements174 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsSC DHfK, Leipzig (GER) / RSG Nürnberg, Nürnberg (GER)
NOC East Germany Germany

Biography

Achieving her first successes competing for former GDR as a teenager, Petra Roßner became individual pursuit World Champion in 1991, having been runner-up in 1989. At the 1992 Olympics, she claimed the gold in that same track event, representing re-unified Germany. Four years earlier she represented East Germany at Seoul and did not finish the road race. She came back in 2000 at Sydney and finished disappointing 30th.

Since focusing on the road, Roßner has won a record total of 10 UCI Women’s Road World Cup races. Three of these came in the 2002 season, when she also captured the overall title. Since her retirement in 2004, Roßner has been a team manager. Roßner has also been the longtime life partner of fellow cyclist Judith Arndt.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Cycling Road (Cycling) GDR Petra Roßner
Road Race, Individual, Women (Olympic) DNF
1992 Summer Olympics Cycling Road (Cycling) GER Petra Roßner
Road Race, Individual, Women (Olympic) 28
Cycling Track (Cycling) GER Petra Roßner
Individual Pursuit, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
2000 Summer Olympics Cycling Road (Cycling) GER Petra Roßner
Road Race, Individual, Women (Olympic) 30