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Petra Meier-Felke

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full namePetra•Meier-Felke
Used namePetra•Meier-Felke
Born30 July 1959 in Saalfeld, Thüringen (GER)
Measurements172 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsSC Motor Jena, Jena (GER) / TuS Jena, Jena (GER)
NOC East Germany Germany

Biography

Petra Meier-Felke won javelin gold for East Germany in 1988 and placed seventh at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics after German reunification. She was East German champion from 1984-89 and also won two silver medals at the 1986 Europeans and the 1987 Worlds. She set four world records with 75.26 and 75.40 in 1985, 78.80 in 1987, and exactly 80.00 in 1988, the final mark lasting until 1999 when a new javelin was introduced. In 1984-85 and again from 1987-90 she was ranked #1 in the world.

In 1990 she won a bronze at the Europeans for East Germany, and 1991 added a silver at the World Championships for reunified Germany. She later coached her son Tom Meier. Many documents on doping in the former GDR became public after reunification, and Meier-Felke’s name was found in the list of doped athletes.

Personal Best: JT – 80.00 (1988).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Athletics GDR Petra Felke
Javelin Throw, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
1992 Summer Olympics Athletics GER Petra Meier-Felke
Javelin Throw, Women (Olympic) 7

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1988 Summer Olympics 26 September 1988 Athletics Javelin Throw, Women Final Round, Round One 72.62 1
1988 Summer Olympics 26 September 1988 Athletics Javelin Throw, Women Final Round, Round Two 74.68 1

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