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Herma Bauma

Full name: Hermine "Herma" Bauma
Gender: Female
Height: 5-3 (161 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: January 23, 1915 in Vienna, Wien, Austria
Died: February 9, 2003 in Vienna, Wien, Austria
Affiliations: WAF, Wien (AUT) / Danubia, Wien (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Herma Bauma was Austria's first Olympic champion in track and field, winning the javelin throw at the 1948 Olympics. She had already competed in 1936, narrowly missing the bronze medal. She threw a world record on two occasions (1947 and 1948), and won the silver medal at the 1950 European Championships. She won 18 Austrian titles, 15 in the javelin throw, as follows: 1931-1934, 1936, 1937, 1941-1943, 1946-1950, and 1952 – additionally she won the 1942 German title and was third in 1943 after the "Anschluss" of Austria to the German Reich; and also three pentathlon titles ([100-SP-LJ-HJ-JT], 1932-33 and 1947).

Bauma was also an excellent handball player, winning Austrian titles and placing second at the 1949 World Championships. She retired from competition following the 1952 Helsinki Games, but was educated as a sports teacher and remained involved in sports by leading the federal sport center near Vienna. In 1984 she received the Olympic Order in Silver and in 1996 the Golden Merit of the Republic of Austria.

Personal Best: JT – 48.63 (1948).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Women's Javelin Throw Austria AUT 4
1948 Summer 33 London Athletics Women's Javelin Throw Austria AUT 1 Gold OR
1952 Summer 37 Helsinki Athletics Women's Javelin Throw Austria AUT 9

Women's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Austria Final Standings 4 41.66
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Austria Final Round Round One 9 33.42
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Austria Final Round Round Two 6 38.43 38.43
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Austria Final Round Round Three 4 41.66 41.66
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Austria Final Round Round Four 4 40.15 41.66
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Austria Final Round Round Five 4 39.90 41.66
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Austria Final Round Round Six NP 39.73
1948 Summer 33 London Athletics Austria Final Standings 1 OR 45.57
1952 Summer 37 Helsinki Athletics Austria Final Round 9 42.54
1952 Summer 37 Helsinki Athletics Austria Final Round Round One 8 42.54
1952 Summer 37 Helsinki Athletics Austria Final Round Round Two 9 42.27 42.54
1952 Summer 37 Helsinki Athletics Austria Final Round Round Three 9 41.13 42.54
1952 Summer 37 Helsinki Athletics Austria Qualifying Round 7 QU 43.07
1952 Summer 37 Helsinki Athletics Austria Qualifying Round Round 1 13 37.10
1952 Summer 37 Helsinki Athletics Austria Qualifying Round Round 2 7 43,07 43,07
1952 Summer 37 Helsinki Athletics Austria Qualifying Round Round 3 DNS pass
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