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Leni Junker

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHelene "Leni"•Junker (-Thymm)
Used nameLeni•Junker
Born8 December 1905 in Kassel, Hessen (GER)
Died9 February 1997 in Wilhelmshaven, Niedersachsen (GER)
Measurements168 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsKasseler Turngemeinde
NOC Germany


At the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics Leni Junker won a bronze medal in the 4×100 relay alongside Rosa Kellner, Leni Schmidt and Anni Holdmann. Junker also reached the semifinals in the 100, but failed to reach the final. The relay team set one world record with 49.8 shortly before the Games. She was German Champion in the 100 in 1931, and the 80 hurdles in 1932, and was also runner-up in the 1923 high jump. Junker set three world 100 metre records in 1924, 1926 and 1928.

Personal Best: 100 – 12.0 (1931).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics GER Leni Junker
100 metres, Women (Olympic) 5 h2 r2/3
4 × 100 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Germany 3 Bronze