Cindy Roleder
Cindy Roleder.jpg
Roleder in 2012
Personal information
Born (1989-08-21) 21 August 1989 (age 32)
Karl-Marx-Stadt, East Germany
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Country Germany
Event(s)100 metres hurdles
ClubSC DHfK Leipzig
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m hurdles: 12.59 (2015)
60 m hurdles: 7.88 (2016)

Cindy Roleder (born 21 August 1989) is a German track and field athlete, specializing in 100 metres hurdles.[1]


Roleder was born in Karl-Marx-Stadt, now Chemnitz. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics reaching the semifinals. She went one step better at the 2016 Olympic Games and reached the final.[2] The biggest success of her career is the silver medal at the 2015 World Athletics Championships in the 100 metres hurdles with her personal best time of 12.59 seconds. She also won the 100 m hurdles at the 2016 European Championships and the European Indoor Championships in 2017.[3]

Early life and early career

Originally a gymnast, Roleder took up athletics at the age of 8 when he sports teacher Mr Grosser spotted her running speed and asked her to join his running club, where Roleder competed against children 1–2 years older than herself.[4] She made her international debut at the 2007 European Junior Championships where she finished fourth.[4] In 2011 she won her first international medal at the European Under 23 Championships in Ostrava.[4]

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Germany
2007 European Junior Championships Hengelo, Netherlands 4th 100 m hurdles 13.65
2008 World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 21st (sf) 100 m hurdles 14.10
2009 European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 12th (sf) 100 m hurdles 13.50 (+0.1 m/s)
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 12th (h) 100 m hurdles 13.19[5]
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 11th (sf) 60 m hurdles 8.06
European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 3rd 100 m hurdles 13.10 (-1.0 m/s)
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 12th (sf) 100 m hurdles 12.91
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 17th (h) 60 m hurdles 8.35
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th 100 m hurdles 13.11
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 18th (sf) 100 m hurdles 13.02
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 6th 60 m hurdles 8.01
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 3rd 100 m hurdles 12.82
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 4th 60 m hurdles 7.93
World Championships Beijing, China 2nd 100 m hurdles 12.59
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st 100 m hurdles 12.62
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5th 100 m hurdles 12.74
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 1st 60 m hurdles 7.88
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 5th 60 m hurdles 7.87
European Championships Berlin, Germany 3rd 100 m hurdles 12.77
2019 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 2nd 60 m hurdles 7.97
World Championships Doha, Qatar 11th (sf) 100 m hurdles 12.86


  1. ^ "Cindy Roleder". London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Archived from the original on 2012-09-13. Retrieved August 2, 2012.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Cindy Roleder". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  3. ^ "IAAF: Cindy ROLEDER | Profile". Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  4. ^ a b c "IAAF: First impressions – Cindy Roleder| News |". Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  5. ^ Disqualified in the semifinals