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Marita Lange

Full name: Marita Lange
Gender: Female
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: June 22, 1943 in Halle an der Saale, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Affiliations: SV Halle, Halle an der Saale (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Shot putter Marita Lange earned the silver medal at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and finished sixth four years later in München. She claimed two more bronze medals at the 1966 and 1969 Europeans, winning a silver in 1971 and placing sixth in 1973. At the European Indoors Lange won a gold medal in 1969, and bronze medals in 1968 and 1970. In East Germany she won the shot put title in 1970 and 1973, also winning indoors in 1973. Lange also competed in the discus throw several times.

Lange was educated as a stenotypist, but later worked as a school teacher. She also worked with the District Board of the GDR Sports Association DTSB in Halle. After German reunification she was a clerk in the Disability and Rehabilitation Sports Association of Saxony-Anhalt and served as a coach of the wheelchair athlete Ulrich Iser (Paralympic Champion at Sydney in 2000).

Personal Best\: SP – 19.40 (1974).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Women's Shot Put East Germany GDR 2 Silver OR
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics Women's Shot Put East Germany GDR 6

Women's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Final Standings 2 OR 18.78
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Final Round Round One 1 OR 18.78
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Two 1 foul 18.78
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Three 2 18.17 18.78
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Four 2 18.47 18.78
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Five 2 18.20 18.78
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Six NP 18.26
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics East Germany Final Round 6 18.85
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics East Germany Final Round Round One NP foul
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Two 7 18.46 18.46
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Three 7 18.29 18.46
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Four 6 18.85 18.85
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Five 6 18.38 18.85
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Six NP 18.71
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round 6 QU 18.16
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Round One 6 18.16
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Round Two 6 pass 18.16
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
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