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Rita Czech-Blasel

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameRita•Czech-Blasel
Used nameRita•Czech-Blasel
Born27 July 1934 in Freiberg, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements174 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsSC Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau (GER)
NOC Germany
Ethnic nationFRG

Biography

Not only was Rita Blasel the West German cross-country skiing champion from 1957-70, but she was also a capable track athlete specializing in the sprints 100 metres (PB 13.4), 200 metres (PB 28.0), and 400 metres (PB 1:02.3). She represented the mixed German team at three consecutive Winter Olympics 1956-64 with her best individual result being 12th in the 10 km event in both 1960 and 1964. With the relay team, however, she was fifth in 1960 and fourth in 1964.

She married Czech-born Hans Czech, who was also her coach, and after their marriage she took the name Czech-Blasel. Rita later became a sports teacher at a school in her hometown of Freiburg. She later entered politics and was a Freiburg city councilor for several years working with sports, youth, schools and social institutions.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) GER Rita Czech-Blasel
10 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 29
1960 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) GER Rita Czech-Blasel
10 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 12
3 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 5
1964 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) GER Rita Czech-Blasel
5 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 12
10 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 15
3 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 4