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Marianne Adam

Full name: Marianne Adam
Gender: Female
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: September 19, 1951 in Luckenwalde, Brandenburg, Germany
Affiliations: SC Dynamo Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Beside her Olympic results Marianne Adam was runner-up at the 1974 European Championships, and won the 1975 European Indoor Championship, an event in which she was runner-up 1979, and placed third in 1972 and 1974. She was East German national champion from 1974 to 1976, and also set three world records in 1975 and 1976. On 6 August 1975 Adam recorded 21.58 and 21.60 at a meet in Berlin, but only the 21.60 was ratified by the IAAF as a world record. She surpassed that in May 1976 at Karl-Marx-Stadt when she broke her own world record with 21.67. In 1975 she was the first German female shot putter to surpass 21 metres. Adam retired in 1980 and her career since then has been as a sports instructor.

Personal Best: SP – 21.86 (1979).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics Women's Shot Put East Germany GDR 5
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Women's Shot Put East Germany GDR 4

Women's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics East Germany Final Round 5 18.94
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics East Germany Final Round Round One 3 18.75
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Two 5 foul 18.75
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Three 5 18.58 18.75
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Four 5 18.94 18.94
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Five 5 18.91 18.94
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Six NP 18.71
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round 2 QU 19.11
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Round One 2 19.11
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Round Two 2 pass 19.11
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final Standings 4 20.55
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final Round Round One 2 20.55
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Two 3 foul 20.55
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Three 3 foul 20.55
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Four 3 foul 20.55
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Five 4 18.15 20.55
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Six NP 19.50