Ursula Knab

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameUrsula•Knab (-Schlicksupp)
Used nameUrsula•Knab
Born22 November 1929 in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg (GER)
Died23 May 1989 in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg (GER)
Measurements167 cm / 58 kg
AffiliationsUSC Heidelberg, Heidelberg (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality West Germany
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


Sprinter Ursula Knab won a silver medal with the sprint relay at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics together with Maria Sander, Helga Klein and Marga Petersen, and was eliminated in the semifinals of the 200. The German relay team had the same world record time as the winning US team. She never won any other title than the relay silver, for which she was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf the same year. She later married non-Olympian sprinter Heinrich Schlicksupp, and both of their sons Michael and Peter became sprinters and hurdle runners.

Personal Bests: 100 – 12.0 (1952); 200 – 25.0 (1952).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1952 Summer Olympics Athletics GER FRG Ursula Knab
200 metres, Women (Olympic) 7 h1 r2/3
4 × 100 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 2 Silver