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Melitta Sollmann

Full name: Melitta Sollmann (-Schack)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: August 20, 1958 in Gotha, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Oberhof, Oberhof (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Luge

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Melitta Sollmann won her first title as 1976 European Youth Champion and in 1977 she was fifth at the World Championships. Her best year was 1979 when she became East German, European and World Champion. She won a silver medal at the 1980 Winter Olympics, also repeating at the 1980 Europeans, and winning the 1981 East German and World titles. In the next few years Sollmann won one bronze at the European Championships (1982) and one silver at the World Championships (1983). After her retirement Sollmann studied to become a coach, but after German re-unification she had to re-train as an office administrator.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Winter 21 Lake Placid 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 ST1 SR1 ST2 SR2 ST3 SR3
1980 Winter 21 Lake Placid Luge East Germany GDR Final Standings 2 2:37.657
1980 Winter 21 Lake Placid Luge East Germany GDR Run 1 2 39.289 11.335 4 24.808 3 31.040 3 13.473 3 6.232 2 8.249 3
1980 Winter 21 Lake Placid Luge East Germany GDR Run 2 5 39.640 11.375 6 24.908 6 31.188 6 13.533 5 6.280 =3 8.452 5
1980 Winter 21 Lake Placid Luge East Germany GDR Run 3 2 39.360 11.281 1 24.785 1 31.071 2 13.504 3 6.286 3 8.289 2
1980 Winter 21 Lake Placid Luge East Germany GDR Run 4 3 39.368 11.324 4 24.823 4 31.077 4 13.499 5 6.254 4 8.291 4
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