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Grit Breuer

Grit BreuerBiography, East German sprinter

East German sprinter
Grit Breuer
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro East German sprinter
A.K.A. Grit Springstein
Is Athlete Runner Sprinter
From Germany
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 16 February 1972, Röbel, Germany
Age: 48 years
Star sign AquariusAquarius
Family
Spouse: Thomas Springstein
Stats
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 63 kg
The details

Biography

Grit Breuer (later Springstein, born 16 February 1972 in Röbel, Bezirk Neubrandenburg) is a former German athlete, who competed in the women's 200 metres, 400 metres, 4×100 m relay, and 4×400 m relay events.

She has received injuries as a result of her sports competition, including a slipped disk in her back and a ligament in her knee. She has also been involved in drugs-related controversy. In 1992 she received a two-year ban from the sport after admitting she had taken clenbuterol. In 2004, she was accused of skipping a drug test in South Africa, but she was cleared on a technicality. She has won two Olympic bronze medals in the 4 × 400 metres relay. Her first was in 1988 competing for East Germany, when she ran in the heats but not the final and the second was in 1996.

Sports accomplishments

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  East Germany
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 1st 400 m 51.24
1st 4 × 100 m relay 43.48
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:28.39
Olympic Games Seoul 3rd 4 × 400 m relay N/A
1989 World Cup Barcelona, Spain 2nd 400 m 50.67
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:23.97
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 1st 400 m 49.50
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:21.02
Representing  Germany
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 3rd 200 m 22.58
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:27.22
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 2nd 400 m 49.42
3rd 4×100 m relay 42.33
3rd 4×400 m relay 3:21.25
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 1st 400 m 50.89
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 3rd 4×400 m relay 3:21.14
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 3rd 4×400 m relay 3:28.39
World Championships Athens, Greece 1st 4×400 m relay 3:20.92
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 1st 400 m 50.45
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 400 m 49.93
World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 2nd 400 m 49.86
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:24.26
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 1st 400 m 50.80
World Championships Seville, Spain 3rd 4×400 m relay 3:22.43
2004 Summer Olympics Athens, Greece heats 4×400 m relay 3:27.75
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https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/br/grit-breuer-1.html
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,1344595,00.html
https://www.worldathletics.org/athletes/biographies/athcode=60219
https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/_/60219
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