Helga Radtke

Helga Radtke ( born May 16, 1962 in Sanitz ) is a former German track and field athlete who was successful from 1979 to the mid-1990s in the long jump and the triple jump. By 1990 they started for the GDR. She won the bronze medal in the long jump at the European Championships in 1986 and 1990 and was successfully several times at World Indoor and European Indoor Championships.


She won the gold medal in the long jump at the European Junior Championships in 1979. In 1983 she became vice European champion in the hall. Won bronze Heike Drechsler, who would become the Dauerkonkurrentin of Radtke in the following years and usually landed in front of her. At the first World Championships in Helsinki Radtke reached number twelve. At the European Indoor Championships 1985, she jumped to fourth place at the World Indoor Games in 1985, she won gold.

The following year, Radtke was the second time indoor Vice - European Champion and in Stuttgart, she jumped at the European Championships in 1986 to third place and thus won her first medal in the open. In 1987 she became vice - world champion in the hall, at the World Championships in Rome, she missed a medal by finishing fourth, however. In 1990, she won the bronze medal in both the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow as well as at the European Championships in Split.

In Tokyo Radtke did not reach the finals at the 1991 World Championships. The following year she took part in Barcelona at their first Olympics, but was again not on the qualifications beyond. Meanwhile, the triple jump had been opened for women. At the World Indoor Championships in 1993, it reached number five in the fledgling discipline. At the World Championships in Stuttgart, she managed in the long jump not the finals in the triple jump but finished fifth. At the European Championships 1994, she was eighth in the triple jump. They also won this year at the European Cup.

In 1989, she was the long jump champion GDR. In the hall, she won the title in 1985 and 1990. In the triple jump, it was 1993 and 1994 respectively in the indoor and outdoor German champion. Your personal best in the long jump with 7.21 meters Radtke presented in 1984 in Dresden. In the triple jump, they improved several times the German record. In 1992, she was the first German who jumped further than 14 meters. Your broadest set of 14.46 meters from 1994 record remained until 2011, Katja humility length exceeded. In the hall she jumped 14.03 meters in 1993 with the German indoor record, however not so long had stock.

Helga Radtke first belonged to the SC Empor Rostock, later the LAC source. In their active time the qualified sports teacher was 1.70 m tall and 64 kg. In the becoming public knowledge after the fall of documents to the state doping in the GDR was found in the doped athletes also the name of Radtke.

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