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Drechsler, Heike

Born: 1964 AD
Currently alive, at 56 years of age.
Nationality: German
Categories: Track and Field Athlete

1964 – Born on December 16th in Gera, East Germany. German athlete, competing in sprint, long jump and heptathlon.

1982 – At the age of 17, she came fourth in the long jump at the European Championships held in Athens.

1983 – still competing under her maiden name of Daute and representing East Germany, Heike won the gold medal in the long jump at the first World Championships held in Helsinki.

– On July 28th, she married Andreas Drechsler, and thenceforth competed under her married name.

1984 – Was elected to East German parliament Volkskammer.

1985 – She continued her dominance of the long jump recording the best four performances of the year.

1992 – She is the only woman who has won two Olympic gold medals in long jump.