She represented 1968 Summer Olympics and placed seventh in the final. She also placed second to compatriot Karin Illgen at the AAA Championships. She had the second-best throw of her career in the 1970 season, throwing 61.46 m (201 ft 71⁄2 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 21⁄2 in) that year made her the seventh best thrower for the season and was the final time she ranked in the top ten globally.
- "Lia Manoliu - Discus throw women- Athletics". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
- "European Championships Statistics - Women's DT". Track and Field News. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
- "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.
- Christine Spielberg. Sports-reference. Retrieved on 2014-10-28.
- AAA Championships (Women). GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2014-10-28.
- Christine Spielberg. Track and Field Brinkster. Retrieved on 2014-10-28.
- Klaus Amrhein: Biographisches Handbuch zur Geschichte der Deutschen Leichtathletik 1898-2005.
|Women's discus world record holder
May 26, 1968 – August 24, 1968
- This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.
|This biographical article relating to German athletics is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|