Silke Möller (née Gladisch, born 20 June 1964) is a German athlete, who in the 1980s competed for East Germany as one of the best female sprinters in the world. She was a member of the East German quartet that broke the world record in the 4 × 100 m relay at the World cup in Canberra on 6 October 1985. She and teammates Sabine Rieger, Marlies Göhr, and Ingrid Auerswald ran a time of 41.37 seconds, which stood as the world record until 2012. She is the 1987 World champion at both 100 metres and 200 metres.
|Representing East Germany|
|1988 Seoul||4 × 100 m relay|
|1983 Helsinki||4 × 100 m relay|
|1987 Rome||100 m|
|1987 Rome||200 m|
|1987 Rome||4 × 100 m relay|
Moller was born in Stralsund, Bezirk Rostock (present-day Mecklenburg-Vorpommern). During her career she often stood in the shadows of Göhr, Marita Koch, and Heike Drechsler. Only in 1987, while still using her maiden name Gladisch, did she come into her own: at the track and field world championship of 1987 she won two titles – in the 100 m sprint and the 200 m sprint, as well as second place with the 4 × 100 m relay team. With these results she was chosen as the East German sportswoman of the year.
Möller's 200m final performance at Rome in 1987 was exceptionally fast, she stopped the clock at 21.74 seconds. She had won the race by several meters and defeated a world class field including Florence Griffith and Merlene Ottey. Her time of 21.74 seconds was only just outside the then world record of 21.71 held by Marita Koch and Heike Drechsler.
In 1992 she was implicated with Katrin Krabbe and Grit Breuer in a doping scandal, but was later cleared by the International Athletic Federation (IAAF). Shortly before the 1992 Summer Olympics she quit her athletic career and began to study history in Rostock. She worked as a history and sports teacher. She has a daughter.
Möller represented the Empor Rostock sport club and trained under Wolfgang Meier (Marita Koch's coach and now husband). While she was actively competing, she was 1.63 metres tall and weighed 57 kilograms.
|Representing East Germany|
|1983||World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||semifinal||100 m||11.30|
|1st||4 × 100 m||41.76|
|1984||Friendship Games||Prague, Czechoslovakia||4th||100 m||11.10|
|1985||World Indoor Games||Paris, France||1st||60 m||7.20|
|European Indoor Indoor Championships||Piraeus, Greece||4th||60 m||7.24|
|World Cup||Canberra, Australia||1st||4 × 100 m||41.37|
|1986||European Indoor Championships||Madrid, Spain||3rd||60 m||7.14|
|European Championships||Stuttgart, West Germany||4th||100 m||11.09|
|1st||4 × 100 m||41.84|
|1987||World Championships||Rome, Italy||1st||100 m||10.90|
|2nd||4 × 100 m||41.95|
|1988||European Indoor Championships||Budapest, Hungary||2nd||60 m||7.05|
|Olympic Games||Seoul, South Korea||semifinal||100 m||11.12|
|2nd||4 × 100 m||42.09|
|1989||World Cup||Barcelona, Spain||3rd||100 m||11.24|
|1st||4 × 100 m||42.21|
|1990||European Championships||Split, Yugoslavia||2nd||100 m||11.10|
|1st||4 × 100 m||41.68|
- 1981 Junior European champion in the 4 × 100 m relay (43.77 seconds)
- 1985 European Cup: winner in the 4 × 100 m relay
- 1987 European Cup winner in the 200 m and 4 × 100 m relay
| East German Sportswoman of the Year
| Women's 200m Best Year Performance