Anja Rücker (born December 20, 1972 in Bad Lobenstein, Bezirk Gera) is a retired German sprinter who specialized in the 400 metres.

At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, she won a bronze medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay with her teammates Uta Rohländer, Linda Kisabaka and Grit Breuer. Her personal best time is 49.74 seconds, achieved at the 1999 World Championships in Seville.

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   East Germany
1989 European Junior Championships Varaždin, Yugoslavia 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:33.38
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 8th 400m 54.16
4th 4 × 400 m relay 3:32.37
Representing   Germany
1991 European Junior Championships Thessaloniki, Greece 2nd 400 m 52.73
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:35.24
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 6th 4 × 400 m relay 3:26.37
World Cup Havana, Cuba 6th 400 m 53.81
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 5th 4 × 400 m relay 3:25.49
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 400m 51.85
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:24.10
World Cup London, England 8th 400 m 54.21
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:21.14
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 3rd 4 × 400 m relay[1] 3:28.39
World Championships Athens, Greece 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:20.92
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 4th 4 × 400 m relay[2] 3:29.06
World Championships Seville, Spain 2nd 400 m 49.74
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:22.43

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