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Doris Fuchs

Full name: Doris Gudrun Fuchs (-Brause)
Gender: Female
Height: 4-11.5 (152 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: June 11, 1938 in Villingen im Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: Rochester Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Gymnastics

Biography

Doris Fuchs was born in the Black Forest region of Germany and came to the U.S. as a young teenager. She competed at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics, placing eighth on the uneven bars at the 1960 Olympics, one of the highest finishes for American women in that era. Fuchs started competing for the Rochester Turners and later for the Rochester CYO. She starred at the 1963 Pan American Games, winning gold in all-around, on the beam and vault, and with the team. Fuchs won AAU titles in all-around in 1965, uneven bars in 1961 and 1964, and flying rings in 1955. She was also bronze medalist in all-around at the 1966 AAUs. Fuchs attempted to make the 1964 US Olympic team but was hampered by injuries, although she placed high enough to make the team, but was left off it after an administrative decision. She competed at the World Championships in 1962 and 1966. She, along with [Sharon Richardson], was one of the first women athletes to appear on the cover of Life Magazine. She was inducted into US Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1982.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around United States USA 57
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around United States USA 9
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Team Portable Apparatus United States USA 9
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise United States USA 44T
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault United States USA 35T
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars United States USA 52T
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam United States USA 63
1960 Summer 22 Roma Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around United States USA 39
1960 Summer 22 Roma Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around United States USA 9
1960 Summer 22 Roma Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise United States USA 68T QR
1960 Summer 22 Roma Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault United States USA 39 QR
1960 Summer 22 Roma Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars United States USA 8 QR
1960 Summer 22 Roma Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam United States USA 55T QR

Women's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 57 67.733 34.733 33.000
1960 Summer 22 Roma Gymnastics United States Final Standings 39 72.498 36.398 36.100

Women's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Gymnastics United States USA Final Standings 9
1960 Summer 22 Roma Gymnastics United States USA Final Standings 9

Women's Team Portable Apparatus

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Gymnastics United States USA Final Standings 9 67.60

Women's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 44T 17.800 8.966 8.833
1960 Summer 22 Roma Gymnastics United States Final Standings 68T QR
1960 Summer 22 Roma Gymnastics United States Qualifying 68T 18.066 8.866 9.200

Women's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 35T 18.000 8.966 9.033
1960 Summer 22 Roma Gymnastics United States Final Standings 39 QR
1960 Summer 22 Roma Gymnastics United States Qualifying 39 17.966 9.066 8.900

Women's Uneven Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 52T 17.000 8.500 8.500
1960 Summer 22 Roma Gymnastics United States Final Standings 8 QR
1960 Summer 22 Roma Gymnastics United States Qualifying 8 19.000 9.400 9.600

Women's Balance Beam

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 63 14.933 8.300 6.633
1960 Summer 22 Roma Gymnastics United States Final Standings 55T QR
1960 Summer 22 Roma Gymnastics United States Qualifying 55T 17.466 9.066 8.400
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