Petra Felke

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Petra Meier (née Felke; born 30 July 1959) is a retired German track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw. Representing East Germany, she became the Olympic Champion in 1988 and broke the world record four times between 1985 and 1988. She is the only woman to throw a javelin 80 metres or more, with her world record of 80.00 m (262 ft 5 1⁄2 in). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Petra Felke has received more than 40,262 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Petra Felke is the 735th most popular athlete (down from 583rd in 2019), the 4,080th most popular biography from Germany (down from 3,056th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular German Athlete.

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Among athletes, Petra Felke ranks 735 out of 3,055Before her are George Finnegan, Nina Otkalenko, Robert Emmiyan, P. T. Usha, Lyudmila Kondratyeva, and László Fábián. After her are Nikolai Gorbachev, Hildegard Falck, Mahmoud Fayad, Fred Alderman, Amelia Piccinini, and Tim Ahearne.

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Among people born in 1959, Petra Felke ranks 305Before her are Milcho Manchevski, Mirandinha, Joe Elliott, Luis Fernando Suárez, Alexandre Guimarães, and Ken Kirzinger. After her are Kuniharu Nakamoto, Elizabeth Peña, Urs Meier, Darío Grandinetti, Daniel Goldhagen, and Toshio Masuda.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Petra Felke ranks 4,080 out of 5,289Before her are Toni Merkens (1912), Jens Nowotny (1974), Uwe Hohn (1962), Rainer Brüderle (1945), Claudia Roth (1955), and Rosemary Murphy (1925). After her are Hildegard Falck (1949), Philipp Plein (1978), Tim Borowski (1980), Jürgen Kurths (1953), Wolfgang Stark (1969), and Andreas Klöden (1975).

Among ATHLETES In Germany

Among athletes born in Germany, Petra Felke ranks 52Before her are Peter Frenkel (1939), Frank Ullrich (1958), Arthur Tell Schwab (1896), Klaus Wolfermann (1946), Annegret Richter (1950), and Uwe Hohn (1962). After her are Hildegard Falck (1949), Ingrid Auerswald (1957), Rolf Danneberg (1953), Markus Rühl (1972), Johanna Klier (1952), and Ingrid Gulbin (1943).