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Anna-Maria Müller

Full name: Anna-Maria Müller (-Murach)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: February 23, 1949 in Friedrichsroda, Thüringen, Germany
Died: August 23, 2009 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: SC Traktor Oberwiesenthal, Oberwiesenthal (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Luge

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Anna-Maria Müller was an East German luger who grew up in Riesengebirge and learned to luge at Friedrichsroda, when she was noticed for her athletic talents at school, a common practice among many East German schools to recruit sport stars. She competed in the late 1960s and early 1970s winning the gold medal at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo. At the 1968 Winter Olympics she initially finished second after the competition was shortened to three runs due to bad weather, but was disqualified with her East German teammates [Ortrun Enderlein] and [Angela Knösel] when it was noticed that they had illegally heated their runners. Enderlein, leading at the time, and Müller were stripped of their respective medals as a result. Her other major medals included runner-up at the 1966 European Junior Championships, East German Champion in 1967 and 1969, 1970 European Champion, and runner-up at the 1969 World Championships. After the Sapporo Olympics she retired and made her living as a pharmacist in Berlin.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 18 Grenoble Luge Women's Singles East Germany GDR AC DQ
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Luge Women's Singles East Germany GDR 1 Gold

Women's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IT1 IR1 ST1 SR1
1968 Winter 18 Grenoble Luge East Germany GDR Final Standings AC DQ [2:28.06]
1968 Winter 18 Grenoble Luge East Germany GDR Run 1 AC DQ [48.88]
1968 Winter 18 Grenoble Luge East Germany GDR Run 2 AC DQ [49.26]
1968 Winter 18 Grenoble Luge East Germany GDR Run 3 AC DQ [49.92]
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Luge East Germany GDR Final Standings 1 2:59.18
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Luge East Germany GDR Run 1 3 45.00 21.48 2 23.52 3
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Luge East Germany GDR Run 2 1 45.00 21.39 1 23.61 1
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Luge East Germany GDR Run 3 3 44.86 21.34 3 23.52 3
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Luge East Germany GDR Run 4 1 44.32 21.13 1 23.19 1
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