Christine Spielberg

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Christine ("Christa") Spielberg (born December 21, 1941 in Niederlungwitz, Sachsen) is a former East German track and field athlete who competed in the women's discus throw.[1]

She claimed the gold medal at the 1966 European Championships,[2] and set the world record on May 26, 1968, reaching 61.64 m (202 ft 234 in) in Regis-Breitingen.[3]

She represented 1968 Summer Olympics and placed seventh in the final.[4] She also placed second to compatriot Karin Illgen at the AAA Championships.[5] She had the second-best throw of her career in the 1970 season, throwing 61.46 m (201 ft 712 in) which ranked her fifth in the world that year. In the last major outing, she finished eighth at the 1971 European Athletics Championships. Her season's best of 60.72 m (199 ft 212 in) that year made her the seventh best thrower for the season and was the final time she ranked in the top ten globally.[6]


  1. ^ "Lia Manoliu - Discus throw women- Athletics". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "European Championships Statistics - Women's DT". Track and Field News. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "13th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook, Berlin 2011" (pdf). Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2011. p. 701. Archived from the original on November 23, 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Christine Spielberg. Sports-reference. Retrieved on 2014-10-28.
  5. ^ AAA Championships (Women). GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2014-10-28.
  6. ^ Christine Spielberg. Track and Field Brinkster. Retrieved on 2014-10-28.
  • Klaus Amrhein: Biographisches Handbuch zur Geschichte der Deutschen Leichtathletik 1898-2005.
Preceded by
Liesel Westermann
Women's discus world record holder
May 26, 1968 – August 24, 1968
Succeeded by
Liesel Westermann

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.