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Marianne Adam
German shot putter

Marianne Adam

Marianne Adam
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Quick Facts

Intro German shot putter
Is Athlete
From Germany Germany
Field Sports
Gender female
Birth 19 September 1951, Luckenwalde, Teltow-Fläming, Brandenburg, Germany
Age 70 years
Stats
Height: 183
Weight: 85
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Marianne Adam (born 19 September 1951 in Luckenwalde, Brandenburg) is a retired shot putter who competed for East Germany in the 1970s. She was born in Luckenwalde. She was a member of SC Dynamo Berlin. She won the bronze medal at the 1974 European Athletics Championships, and at the European Indoor Championships she won one gold medal (1975), one silver medal (1979) and two bronze medals (1972, 1974).

Her personal best throw was 21.86 metres, which puts her sixth in the all-time performers list. She held the shot put world record from 6 August 1975 to 3 July 1976.

Career highlights

  • 1971, European Indoor Championships: fourth place (17,49 metres - 17,48 - 17,26 - 16,54 - 17,10 - 17,40)
  • 1972, European Indoor Championships: bronze medal (18,30 - 17,95 - 17,81 - 17,75 - x - 17,87)
  • 1972, Olympic Games: fifth place (18,75 - x - 18,58 - 18,94 - 18,91 - 18,71)
  • 1974, European Indoor Championships: bronze medal (19,35 - 18,68 - 19,04 - 18,66 - 19,70 - 19,37)
  • 1974, European Championships: silver medal (20,43 - 20,18 - 19,86 - x - 20,09 - 20,42)
  • 1975, European Indoor Championships: gold medal (18,86 - 20,05 - 19,30 - 19,19 - 19,55 - 19,94)
  • 1976, Olympic Games: fourth place (20,55 - x - x - x - 18,15 - 19,50)
  • 1979, European Indoor Championships: silver medal (19,86 - 19,99 - 20,14 - 19,47 - 19,69 - 20,11)
Records
Preceded by
Helena Fibingerová
Women's Shot Put World Record Holder
6 August 1975 – 3 July 1976
Succeeded by
Ivanka Khristova
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