Ruth Engelhard

German athletics competitor

Ruth Engelhard (née Ruth Becker, 3 January 1909 – 22 October 1975) was a German track and field athlete specialized in the 80 metres hurdles event.[1] She set two times a world record and eight times the German national record. She became several times national champion.[2]

Ruth Engelhard
Personal information
Born3 January 1909
Berlin-Lichterfelde
Died22 October 1975
Darmstadt
Sport
SportTrack and field athletics
Event(s)Hurdle race
ClubSC Brandenburg Berlin (-1932)
SV Siemens Berlin (1932-1938)
Medal record
Women's athletics
Women's World Games
Gold medal – first place 1934 London 80 metres hurdles

Engelhard won the gold medal at the 1934 Women's World Games in the 80 metres hurdles event setting a new world record in the final of 11.6 seconds.[3][4]

Personal life

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She married to Hermann Engelhard on 12 May 1932 in Steglitz-Zehlendorf. She had two sons Frank (1936-2015) and Bernd (born 1940).[1]

References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Engelhard, Ruth". dog-darmstadt.org (in German). Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  2. "Ruth Engelhard: Erfolge, Rekorde und Bestleistungen". dog-darmstadt.org (in German). Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  3. "De wereldspelen voor vrouwen". Nieuwe Apeldoornsche courant (in Dutch). 13 August 1934. Retrieved 18 July 2022 – via Delpher.
  4. "Wereldspelen voor dames". Provinciale Drentsche en Asser courant (in Dutch). 13 August 1934. Retrieved 18 July 2022 – via Delpher.