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Bettina Schmidt

Full name: Bettina Schmidt (-Neumann)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: June 2, 1960 in Straßfurt, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Oberhof, Oberhof (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Luge

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Bettina Schmidt grew up in a sporting family, as her father was a very successful handball coach. She herself started as a breaststroke swimmer, changed to the shot put, and then in 1974 began lugeing. In 1978, Schmidt won a silver at the European Championships, and repeated that finish at the Worlds in 1981, winning the World Championship in 1982. After 1984, Cerstin Schmidt, no relation, replaced her on the East German national team. Bettina Schmidt later married, has two children and works as a coach for the Tobogganing Federation of Northrhine-Westfalia.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 23 Sarajevo Luge Women's Singles East Germany GDR 2 Silver

Women's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IT1 IR1 IT2 IR2 IT3 IR3 IT4 IR4 ST1 SR1 ST2 SR2 ST3 SR3 ST4 SR4
1984 Winter 23 Sarajevo Luge East Germany GDR Final Standings 2 2:46.873
1984 Winter 23 Sarajevo Luge East Germany GDR Run 1 2 41.662 8.640 2 23.752 1 32.725 1 37.898 2 15.112 1 8.973 1 5.173 2 3.764 2
1984 Winter 23 Sarajevo Luge East Germany GDR Run 2 2 41.929 8.681 6 23.901 2 32.918 2 38.126 3 15.220 3 9.017 1 5.208 2 3.803 2
1984 Winter 23 Sarajevo Luge East Germany GDR Run 3 2 41.636 8.598 3 23.668 2 32.625 2 37.828 2 15.070 2 8.957 2 5.203 2 3.808 2
1984 Winter 23 Sarajevo Luge East Germany GDR Run 4 3 41.646 8.620 7 23.664 3 32.584 2 37.777 1 15.044 3 8.920 1 5.193 1 3.869 9