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Margitta Pufe

Margitta Pufe

German shot putter
Margitta Pufe
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Intro German shot putter
Is Athlete
From Germany Germany
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 10 September 1952, Gera
Age 69 years
The details (from wikipedia)


Margitta Pufe, born Ludewig, (formerly known as Margitta Droese or Margitta Droese-Pufe) (September 10, 1952 in Gera, Thuringia), is a German track athlete, who from the mid-1970s to 1980 competed for the German Democratic Republic and was among the world's best shot putters and discus throwers. Her greatest achievement was winning a bronze medal in the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow.
Pufe started her career with SC Motor Jena and trained under Ingrid Kleppe. While competing, Pufe was 1.80 m tall and weighed 83 kg. After her competitive career came to an end, Pufe remained active in the sport as a shot put and discus coach first for VEB Carl Zeiss Jena and currently for TuS Jena.

International competitions

  • 1970 European Athletics Junior Championships: 3rd place in shot put, 6th place in Discus
  • 1976 Summer Olympics: 6th place in shot put (19.79 m, under the name Margitta Droese)
  • 1978 European Athletics Championships: 3rd place in shot put (18.06 - 19.59 - 20.28 - 20.58 - 20.48 - 20.31), 2nd place in discus (63.76 - 63.32 - foul - 64.04 - 63.34 - 63.96)
  • 1980 Summer Olympics: 3rd place in shot put (21.20 - 21.07 - 20.42 - 20.72 - 20.05 - 20.36), 5th place in discus (51.72 - 64.84 - 61.24 - 58.70 - foul - 66.12)

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