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Wendy Koenig-Knudson

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameWendy Carol•Koenig-Knudson
Used nameWendy•Koenig-Knudson
Born28 May 1955 in Boulder, Colorado (USA)
Measurements172 cm / 55 kg
AffiliationsColorado State Rams, Fort Collins (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

A middle distance runner, Wendy Koenig competed seven times for the United States in international dual meets. She was a three-time AIAW Champion, in 1975 in the 880 yards, and in 1976 at both 800 and 1,500 metres. Koenig also won three AAU titles, outdoors in the 1973 880 and in 1976 in the 1,500, and indoors in the 1979 800. On 24 March 1973, she set one of the very early world records for the 400 hurdles with 59.08, the first woman to run the event under one minute. Koenig ran for Colorado State University, and competed at the 1972 Olympics as Wendy Koenig and the 1976 Olympics as Wendy Knudson.

Personal Bests: 440y – 54.60 (1975); 800 – 1:59.91 (1976); 1500 – 4:21.80 (1976); Mile – 4:47.7i (1976); 3000 – 9:49.0 (1976); 2 Miles – 10:34.0 (1976); 100H – 14.8 (1971); 400H – 59.08 (1973); HJ – 5-5 [1.65] (1974); LJ – 19-10¾i [6.06] (1979); Pen - 4167 (1971).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Wendy Koenig
800 metres, Women (Olympic) 6 h5 r1/3
1976 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Wendy Koenig-Knudson
800 metres, Women (Olympic) 7 h1 r2/3