Annett Hesselbarth (born 4 June 1966 in Halle) is a retired German sprinter who specialized in the 400 metres.

At the 1990 European Championships in Athletics in Split she finished fourth in 400 m and won the 4x400 m relay for East Germany together with Grit Breuer, Manuela Derr and Petra Schersing. At the 1991 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Seville Hesselbarth helped win the gold medal in an indoor world record time of 3:27.22 minutes. The teammates were Sandra Seuser, Katrin Schreiter and Grit Breuer. At the 1991 World Championships in Athletics she ran in the heats for the German team who finished third in the final.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  East Germany /  Germany
1989 World Cup Barcelona, Spain 1st 4x400 m 3:23.97
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 4th 400 m 51.14
1st 4x400 m 3:21.02
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 1st 4x400 m 3:27.22
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 3rd 4x400 m 3:25.93 (3:21.25 in final)

Note: At the 1991 World Championships, Hesselbarth ran in the 4 x400m heats, but not the final.