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Annegret Richter

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameAnnegret•Richter (Irrgang-)
Used nameAnnegret•Richter
Born13 October 1950 in Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Measurements167 cm / 53 kg
AffiliationsOSC Dortmund, Dortmund (GER)
NOC(s) West Germany

Biography

Annegret Richter ran legendary duels in the 1970s with the East German sprinters, especially Renate Stecher. Richter won a 1972 4×100 Olympic relay title in a fascinating final, when her teammate Heide Ecker-Rosendahl held off Stecher on the anchor leg. She crowned her career by winning the 100 in Montréal, adding Olympic silver in the 1976 200 and 4×100.

Richter won her first international title under her maiden name Irrgang, becoming 1971 European Champion in the 4x100, and placing second in that event in 1974. In 1973 she was European Indoor Champion in the 60 metres and in the 4×1 lap relay. She earned 28 national titles and also set 17 world records. She retired in 1977 but returned in 1979, and was nominated for the fictional West German team for the 1980 Moscow Olympics, but did not start due to the US-led boycott, and subsequently retired for good. Married to 400 metre hurdler Manfred Richter, their children Daniela and Marcus have became successful national track & field athletes.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.01 (1976); 200 – 22.39 (1976).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1972 Summer Olympics Athletics 100 metres, Women Olympic 5 Representing West Germany    
  4 × 100 metres Relay, Women Olympic West Germany 1 Gold
1976 Summer Olympics Athletics 100 metres, Women Olympic 1 Gold Representing West Germany    
  200 metres, Women Olympic 2 Silver
  4 × 100 metres Relay, Women Olympic West Germany 2 Silver

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1972 Summer Olympics 10 September 1972 Athletics 4 × 100 metres Relay, Women Final 42.81 WR 1
1976 Summer Olympics 24 July 1976 Athletics 100 metres, Women Quarter-Finals, Heat One 11.05 1
1976 Summer Olympics 25 July 1976 Athletics 100 metres, Women Semi-Finals, Heat One 11.01 WR 1
1976 Summer Olympics 30 July 1976 Athletics 4 × 100 metres Relay, Women Round One, Heat One 42.61 1

Other participations

Games Role Details
1976 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony Representing West Germany    

Special Notes