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Renate Stecher is a German sprint runner and a triple Olympic champion. She held 34 world records and was the first woman to run 100 m within 11 seconds.

Renate Stecher c1974.jpg
Personal information
Born 12 May 1950 (1950-05-12) (age 66)
Süptitz, Saxony-Anhalt, East Germany
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 100 m, 200 m
Club SC Motor Jena
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m – 10.8 (1973)
200 m – 22.38 (1973)

Renate Stecher (née Meißner, born 12 May 1950) is a German (former East German) sprint runner and a triple Olympic champion. She held 34 world records and was the first woman to run 100 m within 11 seconds.

1971 European 100m Women

Renate Stecher winning the European 100m title. The start of the GDR machine! And she WAS a machine!

1972 Olympic 200m Women

Controversial Renate Stecher winning the 200m aswell. Raelene Boyle was the true champion here.

Renate Stecher

1976 Olympics Women's 4×100 metres sprint relay.mp4

1976 Olympics Women's 4×100 metres sprint relay As in 1972, the final again came down to a close match race between the two German teams...At the final ...

Powerful East German girls break World Record in sprint 4 × 100 metres relay. 1974 Euro Champs.

East German women break world record and take gold in sprint 4 x 100 m relay at the 1974 European Athletics Championships. Leichtathletik ...

European Athletics Cup Finals Women's at Edinburgh 1973

European Athletics Cup Finals Women's at Edinburgh. (Sin sonido) 1. Certamen en los 100 metros lisos. Clasificación final: 1º Renate Stecher (GDR) en 11.25 ...