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Anja Rücker

Updated: 2017-01-08T02:51Z

Anja Rücker (born December 20, 1972 in Bad Lobenstein) is a retired German sprinter who specialized in the 400 metres.

At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, she won a bronze medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay with her teammates Uta Rohländer, Linda Kisabaka and Grit Breuer. Her personal best time is 49.74 seconds, achieved at the 1999 World Championships in Seville.


Representing  East Germany
1989European Junior ChampionshipsVaraždin, Yugoslavia1st4 × 400 m relay3:33.38
1990World Junior ChampionshipsPlovdiv, Bulgaria8th400m54.16
4th4 × 400 m relay3:32.37
Representing  Germany
1991European Junior ChampionshipsThessaloniki, Greece2nd400 m52.73
1st4 × 400 m relay3:35.24
1992Olympic GamesBarcelona, Spain6th4 × 400 m relay3:26.37
World CupHavana, Cuba6th400 m53.81
1993World ChampionshipsStuttgart, Germany5th4 × 400 m relay3:25.49
1994European ChampionshipsHelsinki, Finland5th400m51.85
3rd4 × 400 m relay3:24.10
World CupLondon, England8th400 m54.21
1996Olympic GamesAtlanta, United States3rd4 × 400 m relay3:21.14
1997World Indoor ChampionshipsParis, France3rd4 × 400 m relay[1]3:28.39
World ChampionshipsAthens, Greece1st4 × 400 m relay3:20.92
1999World Indoor ChampionshipsMaebashi, Japan4th4 × 400 m relay[2]3:29.06
World ChampionshipsSeville, Spain2nd400 m49.74
3rd4 × 400 m relay3:22.43


  1. ^ 1997 World Indoor Championships, women's 4x400 m relay final - Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite
  2. ^ 1999 World Indoor Championships, women's 4x400 m relay final - Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite

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