Astrid Kumbernuss

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Astrid Kumbernuss
Personal information
Born 5 February 1970 (1970-02-05) (age 45)
Grevesmühlen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

Astrid Kumbernuss (born 5 February 1970 in Grevesmühlen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) is a former German female shot putter and discus thrower.

Her career started at the SC Neubrandenburg sports club. Her greatest successes were gold medals at the 1995, 1997 and 1999 World Championships in Athletics, and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. In 1997, she was awarded Athlete of the Year. In 1998, she gave birth to her son Philip, and retired from her sports career in 2005.


Beat Seanna Reilly in a throw-off

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Ontario, Canada 2nd Discus throw
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 1st Shot put
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 3rd Shot put
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 6th Shot put
1993 IAAF Grand Prix Final London, England 2nd Shot put
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd Shot put
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 1st Shot put
1994 IAAF World Cup London, England 3rd Shot put
1995 IAAF Grand Prix Final Monaco 1st Shot put
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st Shot put
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 1st Shot put
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, USA 1st Shot put
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 2nd Shot put
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 1st Shot put
1997 IAAF Grand Prix Final Fukuoka, Japan 1st Shot put
1999 World Championships Sevilla, Spain 1st Shot put
1999 IAAF Grand Prix Final Munich, Germany 2nd Shot put
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 3rd Shot put
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 3rd Shot put
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Alberta 6th Shot put
2001 IAAF Grand Prix Final Melbourne, Australia 1st Shot put
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 4th Shot put
2002 IAAF World Cup Madrid, Spain 3rd Shot put
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 3rd Shot put
2003 European Cup Florence, Italy 1st Shot put
2003 IAAF World Athletics Final Monaco 4th Shot put
2003 World Championships Paris, France 7th (qualifying) Shot put
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 15th Shot put


Preceded by
Germany Katja Seizinger
German Sportswoman of the Year
Succeeded by
Germany Katja Seizinger
Preceded by
Russia Svetlana Masterkova
Women's European Athlete of the Year
Succeeded by
France Christine Arron