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Karin Janz

Full name: Karin Janz (-Büttner)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'1" (156 cm)
Weight: 101 lbs (46 kg)
Born: February 17, 1952 in Hartmannsdorf bei Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany
Affiliations: SC Dynamo Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 2 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze (7 Total)

Biography

With five medals, Karin Janz won the most awards at the 1972 Olympic gymnastics tournament, although focus went to the more popular Olga Korbut (who also won more gold medals) and the individual all-around champion Lyudmila Turishcheva. Janz’s specialty was the uneven bars apparatus, in which she won a silver medal at the 1968 Olympics, gold in 1972, and the 1970 world title. She introduced a new flight element, the "Janz salto", in 1971. But Janz also excelled on other apparatuses, winning four titles at the 1969 European Championships, and the horse vault at the 1972 Olympics. After concluding her athletic career, Janz completed medical school, and worked as an orthopedic surgeon. She was the designer of the Charité intervertebral disk, the best known artificial disk replacement in spine surgery.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around East Germany GDR 6
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around East Germany GDR 3 Bronze
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise East Germany GDR 8T QR
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault East Germany GDR 8T QR
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars East Germany GDR 2 Silver
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam East Germany GDR 4T
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around East Germany GDR 2 Silver
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around East Germany GDR 2 Silver
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise East Germany GDR 4
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault East Germany GDR 1 Gold
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars East Germany GDR 1 Gold
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam East Germany GDR 3 Bronze

Women's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Final Standings 6 76.55 38.25 38.30
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics East Germany Final Standings 2 76.875
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics East Germany Final 2 76.875 38.425 38.45
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics East Germany Final Floor Exercise 3 9.70
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics East Germany Final Horse Vault 2T 9.65
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics East Germany Final Uneven Bars 1T 9.70
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics East Germany Final Balance Beam 5T 9.40
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics East Germany Qualifying 1T QU 76.85 38.15 38.70
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics East Germany Qualifying Floor Exercise 4 QU 19.20 9.50 9.70
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics East Germany Qualifying Horse Vault 2 QU 19.25 9.45 9.80
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics East Germany Qualifying Uneven Bars 1 QU 19.55 9.85 9.70
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics East Germany Qualifying Balance Beam 3 QU 18.85 9.35 9.50

Women's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany GDR Final Standings 3
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics East Germany GDR Final Standings 2

Women's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Final Standings 8T QR
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Qualifying 8T 19.00 9.50 9.50
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics East Germany Final Standings 4 19.400
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics East Germany Final 4 19.400 9.600 9.80

Women's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Final Standings 8T QR
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Qualifying 8T 19.20 9.70 9.50
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics East Germany Final Standings 1 19.525
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics East Germany Final 1 19.525 9.625 9.90

Women's Uneven Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP CEP OEP
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Final Standings 2 19.500
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Final 2 19.500 9.650 9.85
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Qualifying 2T QU 19.30 9.60 9.70
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics East Germany Final Standings 1 19.675
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics East Germany Final 1 19.675 9.775 9.90

Women's Balance Beam

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP CEP OEP
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Final Standings 4T 19.225
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Final 4T 19.225 9.575 9.65
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Qualifying 4 QU 19.05 9.45 9.60
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics East Germany Final Standings 3 18.975
1972 Summer 20 München Gymnastics East Germany Final 3 18.975 9.425 9.55