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Birgit Radochla

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Sport  Artistic gymnastics
Weight  60 kg
Height  1.63 m

Role  Olympic athlete
Name  Birgit Radochla
Club  SC Dynamo Berlin
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Born  31 January 1945 (age 70) (1945-01-31) Dobern, Germany
Olympic medals  Gymnastics at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Women's Vault

Birgit Radochla (later Birgit Michailoff, born 31 January 1945) is a retired German gymnast. She competed at the 1964 Summer Olympics in all artistic gymnastics events and finished in fourth place with the German team. Individually she won a silver medal in the vault and finished fourth in the floor exercise and all-around. She also won three medals in individual events at the 1965 European championships.

Her father Helmut was a substitute gymnast for the German Olympic team in 1936, and in 1949 became the first champion of East Germany on pommel horse.

After retiring from competitions, she completed her training as a kindergarten teacher at the Fröbel-Institut Berlin-Köpenik in 1971 and then worked as a clerk at her club SC Dynamo Berlin. She later received two more degrees of beautician and sports coach via evening school and distance learning. She married Michail Michailoff, a Bulgarian engineer and researcher in electronics and later also sports journalist.

References

Birgit Radochla Wikipedia


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