Carla Bodendorf

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCarla•Bodendorf (Rietig-)
Used nameCarla•Bodendorf
Born13 August 1953 in Eilsleben, Sachsen-Anhalt (GER)
Measurements164 cm / 58 kg
AffiliationsSC Magdeburg, Magdeburg (GER)
NOC East Germany


Beside her 1976 Olympic relay gold medal (also placing fourth over 200 metres) Carla Bodendorf won two bronzes at the 1978 European Championships in the 200 and 4×100. She was East German champion in the 1978 200 meters. Bodendorf was twice a member of the world record setting teams in the 4×100, in 1976 and 1978. In 1975 she ran on the European Cup champion sprint relay team.

Bodendorf later became a sports teacher and then a politician and project manager in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Saxony-Anhalt. She is married to non-Olympian and former long and triple jumper Jürgen Bodendorf, who later worked as a football coach in lower class clubs.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.22 (1976); 200 – 22.64 (1976).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Summer Olympics Athletics GDR Carla Bodendorf
200 metres, Women (Olympic) 4
4 × 100 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) East Germany 1 Gold

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