Inge Helten
Personal information
Full nameIngeborg Helten
Born31 December 1950 (1950-12-31) (age 71)
Westum, Sinzig, Rhineland-Palatinate

Ingeborg "Inge" Helten (born 31 December 1950) is a former athlete from West Germany, who competed mainly in the 100 metres. She was born in Westum, Sinzig, Rhineland-Palatinate.


She won her first international Gold medal at the 1971 European Athletics Championships as a member of the 4 × 100 m relay team, where she placed 4th in the 100 metre final. She took a silver as the anchor of the 4 × 100 m relay squad in the 1974 European Championships in Rome.[1]

Helten set a world record for 100 meters in June 1976, with an 11.04 clocking; she competed for West Germany at the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the 100 metres, winning a bronze medal behind teammate Annegret Richter and East German Renate Stecher.[2] She placed 5th in the 200 meter final, where the top 5 women were German. She then joined with Annegret and fellow West Germans Elvira Possekel and Annegret Kroniger in the 4 × 100 m relay, where they won the silver medal behind the East Germans in 42.59 to 42.55.

See also


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-13. Retrieved 2012-08-19.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Inge Helten". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2009-09-01.
Records Preceded by Renate Stecher Women's 100 m World Record Holder June 13, 1976 – July 25, 1976 Succeeded by Annegret Richter