Karin Balzer

1938 - 2019

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Karin Balzer (née Richert; 5 June 1938 – 17 December 2019) was an East German hurdler who competed in the 80 m hurdles event at the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Olympics, and in the 100 m hurdles in 1972. She won a gold medal in 1964 and a bronze in 1972, while finishing fifth in 1968. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karin Balzer has received more than 23,660 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Karin Balzer is the 112th most popular athlete (up from 311th in 2019), the 2,707th most popular biography from Germany (up from 2,748th in 2019) and the 6th most popular German Athlete.

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Among athletes, Karin Balzer ranks 112 out of 3,055Before her are John Carlos, Viggo Jensen, Haile Gebrselassie, Irena Szewińska, György Kárpáti, and Volmari Iso-Hollo. After her are Joseph Guillemot, Vladimir Kuts, Vsevolod Bobrov, Kipchoge Keino, Gyula Kellner, and Saïd Aouita.

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Among people born in 1938, Karin Balzer ranks 211Before her are Willi Schulz, Choekyi Gyaltsen, 10th Panchen Lama, Vasyl Stus, Manuel Monteiro de Castro, Zbigniew Religa, and Moshe Safdie. After her are Freddie Hubbard, Ralph Bakshi, Tufuga Efi, Leon Panetta, Juraj Jakubisko, and Spencer Johnson. Among people deceased in 2019, Karin Balzer ranks 170Before her are Mark Hollis, Paul Volcker, Katherine Helmond, Michael Gielen, Edith González, and Hannelore Elsner. After her are Carmen Argenziano, José Antonio Reyes, Sadako Ogata, Mitchell Feigenbaum, Marie-José Nat, and Prosper Grech.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Karin Balzer ranks 2,707 out of 5,289Before her are Erich Salomon (1886), Michael Gielen (1927), Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart (1739), Hannelore Elsner (1942), Gertrude of Süpplingenburg (1115), and Ricarda Huch (1864). After her are Johann Benedict Listing (1808), John Albert I, Duke of Mecklenburg (1525), Horst Eckel (1932), Alexander Braun (1805), Ernest Casimir I, Count of Nassau-Dietz (1573), and Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin (1684).

Among ATHLETES In Germany

Among athletes born in Germany, Karin Balzer ranks 6Before her are Luz Long (1913), Marita Koch (1957), Fritz Hofmann (1871), Friedrich Traun (1876), and Armin Hary (1937). After her are Jürgen Schult (1960), Gisela Mauermayer (1913), Lina Radke (1903), Heike Drechsler (1964), Tilly Fleischer (1911), and Willi Holdorf (1940).