Photo - Rita  WINDBRAKE

Flag - GER Germany

Deaflympic Medals:

14 6 4

First Deaflympic Games: Washington DC 1965

Born: 1945

Gender: w

Born in the city of Bornheim, a perennial member of ASV Köln Sports Club. Competing at seven Deaf World Games, she won a record total of 24 medals, including 14 gold. Won a last medal - a silver - at the 1993 World Games for the Deaf when she was 48 years old. She also amassed countless gold, silver and bronze medals at various international meets, including European Championships. World record holder in nine different running distance events of 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1000m, 1500m, 3000m, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay. In I982 received the American Athletic Association of the Deaf/USA Female Athlete of the Century Award.

Deaflympics / World ChampionshipsSportEventResult
Washington DC 1965Athletics200m4th
Washington DC 1965Athletics4x100m RelayBronze
Washington DC 1965Athletics80m hurdles5th
Belgrade 1969Athletics400mGold
Belgrade 1969Athletics4x100m RelayBronze
Belgrade 1969Athletics800mGold
Malmo 1973Athletics1500mGold
Malmo 1973Athletics400mGold
Malmo 1973Athletics4x100m RelayBronze
Malmo 1973Athletics800mGold
Bucharest 1977Athletics1500mSilver
Bucharest 1977Athletics400mGold
Bucharest 1977Athletics4x100m RelayGold
Bucharest 1977Athletics4x400m RelaySilver
Bucharest 1977Athletics800mGold
Koln 1981Athletics1500mGold
Koln 1981Athletics400mGold
Koln 1981Athletics4x100m RelaySilver
Koln 1981Athletics4x400m RelaySilver
Koln 1981Athletics800mGold
Los Angeles 1985Athletics1500mGold
Los Angeles 1985Athletics3000mGold
Los Angeles 1985Athletics4x100m RelayBronze
Los Angeles 1985Athletics4x400m RelaySilver
Los Angeles 1985Athletics800mGold
Sofia 1993Athletics1500mSilver
Sofia 1993Athletics3000m4th
Sofia 1993Athletics800m5th