Marlene Ahrens

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Marlene Ahrens Ostertag (July 27, 1933 – June 17, 2020) was a Chilean athlete.[1] She won the silver medal in Javelin throw at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne with a distance of 50.38 metres.[2] She was the mother of the journalist Karin Ebensperger. She was born in Concepción, Chile.

Ahrens died on June 17, 2020 in Santiago de Chile from heart failure, aged 87.[3]

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  1. Sports Reference: Marlene Ahrens
  2. Marlene Ahrens: Siempre que representé a Chile lancé como dos metros más, Radio Cooperativa, May 16, 2005
  3. "Falleció Marlene Ahrens, histórica figura del deporte chileno y única medallista olímpica".