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Margit Schumann

Full name: Margit Schumann (-Esmarch)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6" (167 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: September 14, 1952 in Waltershausen, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Karl-Marx-Stadt, Chemnitz (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Luge

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Margit Schumann started her career in 1971 as a member of the East German youth national team. Competing in three consecutive Winter Olympics, she won two medals in the women's singles event with a gold in 1976 and a bronze in 1972. Schumann also won four consecutive gold medals at the World Championships (1973-75, 1977) and won five medals at the European Championships with three golds (1973-75), one silver (1977), and one bronze (1979). In 2004, Schumann was among the first three inductees into the International Luge Federation (FIL) Hall of Fame, along with Klaus Bonsack and Paul Hildgartner. After her retirement she studied sports at the DHfK Leipzig to became a luge coach. She started as a youth coach at Oberhof before she took over the East German national team prior to reunification. She was then employed at the sports support group Oberhof, and later at the district recruiting office at Zella-Mehlis as a psychologist.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Luge Women's Singles East Germany GDR 3 Bronze
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Luge Women's Singles East Germany GDR 1 Gold
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Luge Women's Singles East Germany GDR 6

Women's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IT1 IR1 ST1 SR1 IT2 IR2 IT3 IR3 ST2 SR2 ST3 SR3
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Luge East Germany GDR Final Standings 3 2:59.54
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Luge East Germany GDR Run 1 1T 44.95 21.50 3 23.45 1
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Luge East Germany GDR Run 2 3 45.38 21.50 2 23.88 3
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Luge East Germany GDR Run 3 1 44.65 21.33 2 23.32 1
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Luge East Germany GDR Run 4 3 44.56 21.24 3 23.32 2
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Luge East Germany GDR Final Standings 1 2:50.621
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Luge East Germany GDR Run 1 1 42.854 19.235 3 23.619 2
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Luge East Germany GDR Run 2 7 42.830 19.208 3 23.622 7
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Luge East Germany GDR Run 3 1 42.285 19.074 1 23.211 1
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Luge East Germany GDR Run 4 1 42.652 19.165 1 23.487 1
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Luge East Germany GDR Final Standings 6 2:38.255
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Luge East Germany GDR Run 1 7 39.611 11.430 8 13.490 6 24.920 6 31.224 7 6.304 9 8.387 9
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Luge East Germany GDR Run 2 6 39.715 11.426 9 13.547 7 24.973 8 31.307 7 6.334 7 8.408 4
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Luge East Germany GDR Run 3 4 39.567 11.354 6 13.522 4 24.876 5 31.177 4 6.301 5 8.390 6
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Luge East Germany GDR Run 4 2 39.362 11.386 7 13.472 4 24.858 5 31.095 5 6.237 3 8.267 2