Christina Obergföll

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Christina Obergföll
Christina Obergföll ISTAF 2011 (cropped).jpg
Obergföll in Berlin in 2011
Personal information
Born (1981-08-22) August 22, 1981 (age 33)
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Country  Germany
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Javelin
Updated on 11 August 2012.

Christina Obergföll (born 22 August 1981 in Lahr, Baden-Württemberg) is a German athlete, competing in the javelin throw.


At the 2005 World Championships in Athletics Obergföll won the silver medal with a European record (70.03m) by finishing second behind Osleidys Menéndez, who set a new world record at the same event.

Obergföll finished 4th at the 2006 European Athletics Championships in Gothenburg.

With 70.20m, she improved her own European record at the European Cup Super League meeting in Munich on 23 June 2007.[1]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics she won the bronze medal, but lost the European record to Mariya Abakumova and Barbora Špotáková.

Steffi Nerius and Obergföll celebrating at the 2007 World Championships.

At the 2012 Olympics in London she had her greatest success, when she won a silver medal.


  1. ^ Wenig, Jörg. "70.20 European Javelin Throw record for Obergföll in Munich". IAAF. Retrieved 22 August 2008. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Cuba Osleidys Menéndez
Women's Javelin Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Czech Republic Barbora Špotáková
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Magdalena Neuner
German Sportswoman of the Year
Succeeded by