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Heidi Schüller

Full name: Adelheid "Heidi" Schüller (-de Bocourt, -Braun)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: June 15, 1950 in Passau, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: Bayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Heidi Schüller was a physician who specialized as an anesthesiologist, and served as the senior physician at the University Hospital of Köln (Cologne) for anesthesia and intensive care. She later became a journalist, a TV spokesperson, and a freelance journalist. Schüller worked as an international expert and speaker on “welfare reforms.” She published the highly critical books Die Gesundmacher (The Health Maker, 1995), Die Alterslüge (The Age Lie, 1996), Wir Zukunftsdiebe (We Future Thieves, 1997) and Wie wir die Zukunft unserer Kinder verspielen (How We Squander Our Children’s Future, 1998). In the 1994 Federal German election campaign Schüller was considered as a non-party candidate for health minister in the “shadow cabinet of chancellor candidate Rudolf Scharping.”

Schüller became well-known as the first woman to recite the Olympic Oath at the 1972 München Olympic Opening Ceremony. She competed in multiple events, including sprints and hurdles, the long jump and pentathlon. In München she came in fifth in the long jump and was eliminated in the semifinals of the 100 hurdles. Domestically she was West German Champion in the indoor 50 m hurdles in 1970 and the 1972 100 hurdles outdoors.

Personal Bests: 100H – 13.28 (1972); LJ – 6.52i (1971).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics Women's 100 metres Hurdles West Germany FRG 6 h2 r2/3
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics Women's Long Jump West Germany FRG 5

Women's 100 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics West Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 6 13.33 6
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Four 4 QU 13.50 6

Women's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD SBMD
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics West Germany Final Round 5 6.51
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics West Germany Final Round Round One 8 6.32
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Two 10 6.18 6.32
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Three 5 6.51 6.51
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Four 5 foul 6.51
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Five 5 foul 6.51
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Six NP 6.25
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round 10 QU 6.32w 6.21
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A 2 6.32w 6.21
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round One 5 6.21
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 2 6.32w 6.32 6.21
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
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