Olympic medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  East Germany
Gold medal – first place 1976 Montreal 4 × 400 m

Brigitte Köhn (née Rohde; born 8 October 1954 in Prenzlau, Bezirk Neubrandenburg) is a retired East German sprinter who specialised in the 400 metres and later 400 metres hurdles.

She won a gold medal in 4 × 400 metres relay at the 1974 European Championships, together with teammates Waltraud Dietsch, Ellen Streidt and Angelika Handt. At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal she won another gold medal in same event, with her teammates Doris Maletzki, 400 m silver medalist Christina Brehmer and 400 m bronze medalist Ellen Streidt.[1]

After the 1976 Olympics she married, bore a child and changed event to the 400 metres hurdles. She placed fourth in her new event at the 1978 European Championships.

She competed for the club SC Neubrandenburg during her active career.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Brigitte Rohde". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 25 December 2018.