Full name: Gertrud Regina Schäfer
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: October 26, 1944 in Marl, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: FC Schalke 04, Schalke, Gelsenkirchen (GER)
Country: West Germany
Shot putter Gertrud Schäfer came in third at the 1965 European Cup, sixth at the 1966 European Championships and 10th at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. In 1966 she won her only West German title. She also competed as a discus thrower.
After her active career Schäfer came to more prominence as West German national shot put coach from 1983-90, and also coached female multi-athletes. Among her pupils were [Stephanie Storp], [Beate Peters] and [Sabine Braun]. Schäfer was trained as a graduate sports teacher.
Personal Best: SP – 16.44 (1968).
|1968 Summer||23||Ciudad de México||Athletics||Women's Shot Put||West Germany||FRG||10|
|1968 Summer||23||Ciudad de México||Athletics||West Germany||Final Standings||10||15.26|
|1968 Summer||23||Ciudad de México||Athletics||West Germany||Final Round||Round One||9||14.70|
|1968 Summer||23||Ciudad de México||Athletics||West Germany||Final Round||Round Two||10||15.26||15.26|
|1968 Summer||23||Ciudad de México||Athletics||West Germany||Final Round||Round Three||10||15.10||15.26|