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Grit Breuer

Updated: 2017-04-23T07:28Z
Grit Breuer
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1989-0722-020, Grit Breuer, Katrin Schreiter, Petra Krug.jpg
Grit Breuer, 22.7.1989 (right)
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  East Germany
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place1988 Seoul4 × 400 m relay
Representing  Germany
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place1996 Atlanta4 × 400 m relay
World Championships
Gold medal – first place1997 Athens4 × 400 m relay
Silver medal – second place1991 Tokyo400 m
Silver medal – second place2001 Edmonton4 × 400 m relay
Bronze medal – third place1991 Tokyo4 × 100 m relay
Bronze medal – third place1991 Tokyo4 × 400 m relay
Bronze medal – third place1999 Seville4 × 400 m relay
World Indoor Championships
Gold medal – first place1991 Sevilla4 × 400 m relay
Gold medal – first place1999 Maebashi400 m
Bronze medal – third place1991 Sevilla200 m
Bronze medal – third place1997 Paris4 × 400 m relay
Bronze medal – third place2003 Birmingham400 m

Grit Breuer (born 16 February 1972 in Röbel) 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

Representing  East Germany
1988World Junior ChampionshipsSudbury, Canada1st400 m51.24
1st4x100 m relay43.48
1st4x400 m relay3:28.39
1989World CupBarcelona, Spain2nd400 m50.67
2nd4x400 m relay3:23.97
1990European ChampionshipsSplit, Yugoslavia1st400 m49.50
1st4x400 m relay3:21.02
Representing  Germany
1991World Indoor ChampionshipsSeville, Spain3rd200 m22.58
1st4x400 m relay3:27.22
World ChampionshipsTokyo, Japan2nd400 m49.42
3rd4×100 m relay42.33
3rd4×400 m relay3:21.25
1996European Indoor ChampionshipsStockholm, Sweden1st400 m50.89
Olympic GamesAtlanta, United States3rd4×400 m relay3:21.14
1997World Indoor ChampionshipsParis, France3rd4×400 m relay3:28.39
World ChampionshipsAthens, Greece1st4×400 m relay3:20.92
1998European Indoor ChampionshipsValencia, Spain1st400 m50.45
European ChampionshipsBudapest, Hungary1st400 m49.93
World CupJohannesburg, South Africa2nd400 m49.86
1st4x400 m relay3:24.26
1999World Indoor ChampionshipsMaebashi, Japan1st400 m50.80
World ChampionshipsSeville, Spain3rd4×400 m relay3:22.43
2004Summer OlympicsAthens, Greeceheats4×400 m relay3:27.75

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