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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.

1972 Olympic 200m Women

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

Renate Stecher

1971 European 100m Women

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

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 ...

1972 Olympic 100m Women

Renate Stecher, winner of the 100m at Munich 1972, from the controversial GDR team.

Women's 100 meters sprint run at the 1976 Olympics Marlies Göhr GDR Olympic Debut

1976 Montreal Olympics. Women's 100 meters Quarterfinals. Legendary sprinter from East Germany Marlies Göhr (née Oelsner) made her Olympic debut.