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Martina Hellmann

Full name: Martina Helga Hellmann (Opitz-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: December 12, 1960 in Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC DHfK, Leipzig (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany, GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Olympic Champion Martina Hellmann won the discus throw in 1988 for East Germany. In 1992, she started for the reunified German team but was eliminated in the qualifying round. In 1984 she was nominated but could not start due to the Soviet-led boycott of the Los Angeles Olympics. She was also World Champion in 1983 and 1987, and placed fourth in 1991. Hellmann also won titles at the 1985 World Cup and the 1983 European Cup, where she was runner-up in 1985. She earned two bronze medals at the 1986 and 1990 European Championships. From 1985-87 she was East German Champion, and was runner-up 1991 and 1992 in Unified Germany. During her active career Hellmann set three world records, in 1979 (64.52) and 1988 (76.92 and 78.14). Her father-in-law Karl Hellmann was a well-known shot putter and later coached the javelin throw in the former GDR, coaching among others Ruth Fuchs and Petra Felke.

After her athletic career Hellman graduated as a sports scientist, and then became chairwoman of the sports club BSV AOK Leipzig. From 2000-03 she was Managing Director of the cabaret "academixer" in Leipzig.

Personal Best\: DT – 72.92 (1987).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics Women's Discus Throw East Germany GDR 1 Gold OR
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Athletics Women's Discus Throw Germany GER 14 QR

Women's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics East Germany Final Round 1 OR 72.30
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics East Germany Final Round Round One 1 OR 71.84
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Two 1 64.80 71.84
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Three 1 68.70 71.84
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Four 1 OR 72.30 72.30
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Five 1 69.66 72.30
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Six NP 67.50
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round 1 QU 67.12
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group B 1 67.12
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round One 1 67.12
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 1 pass 67.12
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 14 60.52
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group A 6 60.52
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round One 5 59.00
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 7 foul 59.00
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 60.52
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