Ellen Fiedler

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Ellen Fiedler
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  East Germany
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Seoul 400 m hurdles
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1980 Sittard 400 m hurdles
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Helsinki 400 m hurdles
Gold medal – first place 1983 Helsinki 4 × 400 m relay

Ellen Fiedler, (née Neumann, born 26 November 1958 in Demmin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) is a former East German 400 metres hurdler.

She won the bronze medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, in a career best time of 53.63 seconds. This ranks her third among German 400 m hurdlers, only behind Sabine Busch and Cornelia Ullrich.[1]

She also won the 1981 IAAF World Cup event,[2] took the silver medal in the hurdles at the 1980 World Championships in Athletics, won the bronze medal at the 1983 World Championships and finished sixth at the 1986 European Championships. At the 1983 World Championships she also won a gold medal in the 4 × 400 metres relay. Although it was Gesine Walther, Sabine Busch, Marita Koch and Dagmar Rübsam who ran in the final, Fiedler had run in the qualifying round.

Fiedler represented the sports club SC Dynamo Berlin, and became East German champion in 1981, 1982 and 1983.[3]

Fiedler is 1.76 metres tall; during her active career she weighed 66 kg.

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1980 World Championships Sittard, Netherlands 2nd 400 m hurdles 54.56
1981 European Cup Zagreb, Yugoslavia 1st 400 m hurdles 54.90
World Cup Rome, Italy 1st 400 m hurdles 54.82
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 400 m hurdles 54.55
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:29.05 (heats)
European Cup London,United Kingdom 1st 400 m hurdles 54.20
1986 Goodwill Games Moscow, Soviet Union 3rd 400 m hurdles 54.80
European Championships Stuttgart, Germany 6th 400 m hurdles 54.90
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 3rd 400 m hurdles 53.63


  1. ^ German all-time lists per 1 September 2006 Archived 4 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine – Deutschen Leichtathletik-Verband
  2. ^ IAAF World Cup in Athletics – GBR Athletics
  3. ^ East German championships, women's 400 m hurdles
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Karin Roßley
Women's 400m Hurdles Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Ann-Louise Skoglund
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