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Grit Breuer
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1989-0722-020, Grit Breuer, Katrin Schreiter, Petra Krug.jpg

Grit Breuer (right) at the East German Track and Field Athletics Championships in Neubrandenburg, 22 July 1989
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  East Germany
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Seoul 4 × 400 m relay
Representing  Germany
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta 4 × 400 m relay
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Athens 4 × 400 m relay
Silver medal – second place 1991 Tokyo 400 m
Silver medal – second place 2001 Edmonton 4 × 400 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Tokyo 4 × 100 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Tokyo 4 × 400 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Seville 4 × 400 m relay
World Indoor Championships
Gold medal – first place 1991 Seville 4 × 400 m relay
Gold medal – first place 1999 Maebashi 400 m
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Seville 200 m
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Paris 4 × 400 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Birmingham 400 m

Grit Breuer (later Springstein, born 16 February 1972 in Röbel, Bezirk Neubrandenburg) is a German former athlete, who competed in the women's 200 metres, 400 metres, 4×100 m relay, and 4×400 m relay events.

She has received injuries as a result of her sports competition, including a slipped disk in her back and a ligament in her knee. She has also been involved in drugs-related controversy. In 1992 she received a two-year ban from the sport after admitting she had taken clenbuterol. In 2004, she was accused of skipping a drug test in South Africa, but she was cleared on a technicality. She has won two Olympic bronze medals in the 4 × 400 metres relay. Her first was in 1988 competing for East Germany, when she ran in the heats but not the final and the second was in 1996.[1]

Sports accomplishments

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  East Germany
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 1st 400 m 51.24
1st 4 × 100 m relay 43.48
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:28.39
Olympic Games Seoul 3rd 4 × 400 m relay N/A[n 1]
1989 World Cup Barcelona, Spain 2nd 400 m 50.67
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:23.97
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 1st 400 m 49.50
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:21.02
Representing  Germany
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 3rd 200 m 22.58
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:27.22
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 2nd 400 m 49.42
3rd 4×100 m relay 42.33
3rd 4×400 m relay 3:21.25
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 1st 400 m 50.89
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 3rd 4×400 m relay 3:21.14
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 3rd 4×400 m relay 3:28.39
World Championships Athens, Greece 1st 4×400 m relay 3:20.92
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 1st 400 m 50.45
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 400 m 49.93
World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 2nd 400 m 49.86
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:24.26
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 1st 400 m 50.80
World Championships Seville, Spain 3rd 4×400 m relay 3:22.43
2004 Summer Olympics Athens, Greece heats 4×400 m relay 3:27.75
  1. ^ She ran the heats, but not the finals

See also


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Grit Breuer". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 30 October 2018.