Marita Koch

1957 - Today

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Marita Koch (later Meier-Koch; born 18 February 1957) is a German former sprint track and field athlete. During her career she collected 16 world records in outdoor sprints as well as 14 world records in indoor events. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marita Koch has received more than 468,955 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Marita Koch is the 35th most popular athlete (down from 31st in 2019), the 1,587th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,470th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Athlete.

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Among athletes, Marita Koch ranks 35 out of 3,055Before her are Al Oerter, Mike Powell, Javier Sotomayor, Éva Székely, Ellery Harding Clark, and Alvin Kraenzlein. After her are Irving Baxter, Oscar Swahn, Lasse Virén, Ronnie Coleman, Elvīra Ozoliņa, and Jan Železný.

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Among people born in 1957, Marita Koch ranks 45Before her are Masayoshi Son, Cesare Prandelli, Anna Lindh, John Turturro, Ivo Josipović, and Adrian Smith. After her are Yuen Biao, Kelly McGillis, Jan Ceulemans, Subcomandante Marcos, Michael Cretu, and Stephen Fry.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Marita Koch ranks 1,587 out of 5,289Before her are Charles III William, Margrave of Baden-Durlach (1679), Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein (1751), Duchess Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria (1878), Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld (1651), Franz Gürtner (1881), and Rupert II, Elector Palatine (1325). After her are Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria (1319), Bruno Streckenbach (1902), Louis IV, Landgrave of Thuringia (1200), Christiane F. (1962), Carl Gustav Carus (1789), and Michael Maestlin (1550).

Among ATHLETES In Germany

Among athletes born in Germany, Marita Koch ranks 2Before her are Luz Long (1913). After her are Fritz Hofmann (1871), Friedrich Traun (1876), Armin Hary (1937), Karin Balzer (1938), Jürgen Schult (1960), Gisela Mauermayer (1913), Lina Radke (1903), Heike Drechsler (1964), Tilly Fleischer (1911), and Willi Holdorf (1940).