Anna-Maria Müller

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Anna-Maria Müller
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Müller in 1969.
Medal record
Women's luge
Representing  East Germany
Olympic Games
Gold 1972 Sapporo Women's singles
Disqualified 1968 Grenoble Women's singles
World Championships
Silver 1969 Königssee Women's singles
European Championships
Gold 1970 Hammarstrand Women's singles
Bronze 1972 Königssee Women's singles

Anna-Maria Müller (23 February 1949, Friedrichroda, Thuringia - 23 August 2009) was an East German luger who competed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. She won the gold medal in the women's singles event at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo. At the previous Winter Olympics in Grenoble, she initially finished second after the competition was halted to three runs due to bad weather, but was disqualified with her East German teammates Ortrun Enderlein and Angela Knösel (who was fourth) when it was discovered that they had illegally heated their runners (which are used to guide the luge on the ice as it maneuvers down the track). Enderlein, who was leading at the time, and Müller were stripped of their respective medals as a result.

Upon her Olympic victory in Sapporo, Müller explained that she enjoyed luge because it "...provided a harmonius counterbalance to my work as a pharmacist."

Müller also won the silver medal in the women's singles event at the 1969 FIL World Luge Championships in Königssee, West Germany.

Additionally, she won two medals in the women's singles event at the FIL European Luge Championships with a gold in 1970 and a bronze in 1972.

Müller, a native of Friedrichroda, Thuringia, was born in the Bohemia Mountains, but resettled to participate in luge.

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