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Micheline Ostermeyer

Full name: Micheline O. M. Ostermeyer (-Ghazarian)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: December 23, 1922 in Rang-du-Fliers, Pas-de-Calais, France
Died: October 17, 2001 in Bois-Guillaume, Seine-Maritime, France
Affiliations: Orientale, Tunis
Country: FRA France
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Although most attention during the 1948 Olympic track and field tournament went to Fanny Blankers-Koen, the performances of Micheline Ostermeyer are no less impressive. Like Blankers-Koen, she was highly versatile athlete, and won national titles in sprints, hurdles, high jump, shot put, discus and pentathlon, for a total of 13 titles. She competed in three Olympic events, winning gold in the shot put and discus throw while coming third in the high jump. At the 1946 European Championships held in Oslo she won silver in shot put and finished fifth in high jump. Four years later she won bronze in 80 metres hurdles as well as in shot put, and finished fourth in discus throw at the 1950 European Championships held in Brussels. Ostermeyer, who grew up in Tunisia, was also a moderately successful piano player. In 1948, she graduated from the Conservatoire National, and won several important piano competitions. Athletics was much easier for her: "I practise five hours a day on the piano, and five hours a week for athletics", she once noted.

Personal Bests: HJ – 1.61 (1946); SP – 13.79 (1948); DT – 44.40 (1950).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics Women's High Jump France FRA 3 Bronze
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics Women's Shot Put France FRA 1 Gold OR
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics Women's Discus Throw France FRA 1 Gold

Women's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H C/F/P
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics France Final Standings 3 1.61
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics France Final Round 1.61 metres 3 xo
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics France Final Round 1.64 metres 3 xxx

Women's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics France Final Round 1 OR 13.750
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics France Qualifying Round NP QU/OR 13.140

Women's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics France Final Standings 1 41.92
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