Gerda Gottlieb

Austrian athletics competitor

Gerda Gottlieb (14 April 1916 — 28 October 1992) was an Austrian track an field athlete specialized in high jump and sprint events.[1] She was a member of Sportverein Wiener AC and the Austrian national team.

Gerda Gottlieb
Personal information
Born14 April 1916
Vienna, Austria
Died28 October 1992
Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States
SportTrack and field athletics
ClubSportverein Wiener AC

Gottlieb set in the mid 1930s three world records, in the: standing high jump, 4x 75 metres relay and 440 metres relay. These world records were the last in registered by the women's sports organization FSFI. The World Athletics Association IAAF, which registered women's world records from 1936, did not continue with any of these three disciplines.[2]

At the 1934 Austrian Athletics Championships she became national champion in the 100 metres.[3] She was selected to represent Austria at the 1934 Women's World Games. She won with the relay team the bronze medal in the 4 × 100 metres relay event. In the 60 metres event she didn’t reached the semi-finals.[4][5]

In March 1938 Gottlieb moved to Innsbruck for professional reasons.[6] The Jewish athlete was able to flee to the United States in October of the same year.[7]

References change

  1. Death index New Jersey, 1992, Nr. 0052200
  2. "Athletics - Progression of outdoor world records (Women)". Retrieved 27 June 2022.
  3. "Sport jahrbuch 1935" (PDF). Austria Athletics (in German). 1935. p. 142. Retrieved 27 June 2022 – via
  4. "Wereldspelen voor vrouwen. Lijst der deelneemsters". De courant Het nieuws van den dag (in Dutch). 9 August 1934. Retrieved 27 June 2022 – via Delpher.
  5. "De werdeldspelen voor vrouwen". Nieuwsblad van het Noorden (in Dutch). 10 August 1934. Retrieved 27 June 2022 – via Delpher.
  6. "Gerda Gottlieb übersiedelt nach Innsbruck". Allgemeiner Tiroler Anzeiger (in Dutch). 7 March 1938. p. 9. Retrieved 27 June 2022 – via ANNO (Austrian Newspapers Online).
  7. Erich Kamper and Karl Graf: Österreichs Leichtathletik in Namen und Zahlen. Graz 1986 ISBN 3-7011-7169-6