Marita Koch

Athlete Profile

  • COUNTRY
    German Dem Rep German Dem Rep
  • DATE OF BIRTH
    18 FEB 1957
Marita Koch in the 4x400m Relay at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow (Getty Images)

Personal Best - Outdoor

Performance Wind Place Date
100 Metres 10.83 +1.7 Berlin 08 JUN 1983
200 Metres 21.71 +0.7 Karl-Marx-Stadt 10 JUN 1979
200 Metres 21.71 +0.3 Potsdam 21 JUL 1984
400 Metres 47.60 Canberra (Bruce Stadium) 06 OCT 1985

Personal Best - Indoor

Performance Wind Place Date
60 Metres 7.04 Senftenberg 16 FEB 1985
100 Metres 11.15 Berlin (Sportforum) 12 JAN 1980
200 Metres 22.39 Budapest 05 MAR 1983

Progression - Outdoor

100 Metres

Performance Wind Place Date
1983 10.83 +1.7 Berlin 08 JUN

200 Metres

Performance Wind Place Date
1985 21.78 -1.3 Leipzig 11 AUG
1984 21.71 +0.3 Potsdam 21 JUL
1983 21.82 +1.3 Karl-Marx-Stadt 18 JUN
1982 21.76 +0.3 Dresden 03 JUL
1979 21.71 +0.7 Karl-Marx-Stadt 10 JUN
1976 22.70 Halle 16 MAY

400 Metres

Performance Place Date
1986 48.22 Stuttgart 28 AUG
1985 47.60 Canberra (Bruce Stadium) 06 OCT
1984 48.16 Praha (Stadion Rošický) 16 AUG
1982 48.16 Athína 08 SEP
1981 49.27 Roma (Stadio Olimpico) 06 SEP
1980 48.88 Moskva (Lenin Stadium) 28 JUL
1979 48.60 Torino 04 AUG
1978 48.94 Praha (Stadion Rošický) 31 AUG
1976 50.19 Berlin 10 JUL

Progression - Indoor

60 Metres

Performance Place Date
1985 7.04 Senftenberg 16 FEB

100 Metres

Performance Wind Place Date
1980 11.15 Berlin (Sportforum) 12 JAN

200 Metres

Performance Wind Place Date
1985 23.09 Paris-Bercy (Palais Omnisports) 18 JAN
1983 22.39 Budapest 05 MAR

Honours - 100 Metres

Rank Mark Wind Place Date
1st IAAF World Championships in Athletics 2 11.02 -0.5 Helsinki (Olympic Stadium) 08 AUG 1983

Honours - 200 Metres

Rank Mark Wind Place Date
4th IAAF World Cup in Athletics 1 21.90 -0.7 Canberra (Bruce Stadium) 04 OCT 1985
IAAF World Indoor Games 1 23.09 Paris-Bercy (Palais Omnisports) 18 JAN 1985
1st IAAF World Championships in Athletics 1 22.13 +1.5 Helsinki (Olympic Stadium) 14 AUG 1983

Honours - 400 Metres

Rank Mark Wind Place Date
2nd IAAF/Mobil Grand Prix Final 1 49.17 Roma (Stadio Olimpico) 10 SEP 1986
4th IAAF World Cup in Athletics 1 47.60 Canberra (Bruce Stadium) 06 OCT 1985
XXII Olympic Games 1 48.88 Moskva (Lenin Stadium) 28 JUL 1980
2nd IAAF World Cup in Athletics 1 48.97 Montréal (Olympic Stadium) 26 AUG 1979
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