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Irmgard Schmelzer

Full name: Irmgard Schmelzer (Kirchhoff-, -Hermand)
Nickname(s): Irmel
Gender: Female
Born: June 19, 1921 in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Died: September 20, 2002 in Kassel, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: KSV Hessen Kassel, Kassel (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Irmgard Schmelzer was born in 1921 in Frankfurt am Main and was one of the best German long jumpers in the 1940s and early 50s. From 1940-49 she won a total of six silver and bronze medals in this event at the German athletics championships. Because of World War II, and the subsequent exclusion of Germany in 1948, she could only participate in the 1952 Olympics. Just before the Games she won the German Championship, and then finished fourth at Helsinki. Her personal best of 5.94 meters, a jump she made at Kassel three weeks after the Olympics, would have earned her the bronze medal. In addition to her athletics career Irmgard Schmelzer was an avid handball player and gymnast, and she played tennis until she was 80-years-old.

Personal Best\: LJ – 5.94 (1952).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Athletics Women's Long Jump Germany GER 4

Women's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Athletics Germany Final Round 4 5.90
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Athletics Germany Final Round Round One 3 5.89
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Athletics Germany Final Round Round Two 3 5.76 5.89
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Athletics Germany Final Round Round Three NP 5.90 5.90
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Athletics Germany Final Round Round Four 4 foul 5.90
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Athletics Germany Final Round Round Five 4 5.84 5.90
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Athletics Germany Final Round Round Six NP foul
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 9 QU 5.61
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B 7 5.61
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round 1 5 5.61
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round 2 6 5.61 pass
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round 3 DNS pass
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