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Silke Renk

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameSilke•Renk (-Lange)
Used nameSilke•Renk
Born30 June 1967 in Querfurt, Sachsen-Anhalt (GER)
Measurements173 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsSV Halle, Halle (Saale) (GER)
NOC East Germany Germany


Javelin thrower Silke Renk started for East Germany in 1988 at Seoul coming in fifth, and for reunified Germany in 1992 and 1996. At Barcelona she won the gold medal, in Atlanta she failed to reach the final. In 1990, Renk finished fourth at the European Championships. At the World Championships she won a bronze medal in 1991, placed sixth in 1993 and failed to make the finals in both 1995 and 1997. In East Germany Renk was runner-up at the nationals in 1988-90, while in Germany she won titles in 1992 and 1993, and was runner-up in 1991 and 1996. By profession she was a graduated sports teacher, and she also became vice-president of her home club SV Halle.

Personal Best: JT – 71.00 (1988).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Athletics GDR Silke Renk
Javelin Throw, Women (Olympic) 5
1992 Summer Olympics Athletics GER Silke Renk
Javelin Throw, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
1996 Summer Olympics Athletics GER Silke Renk
Javelin Throw, Women (Olympic) 13 r1/2

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