Franka Dietzsch

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Franka Dietzsch
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Medal record
Competitor for  Germany
Women's athletics
World Championships
Gold 1999 Seville Discus
Gold 2005 Helsinki Discus
Gold 2007 Osaka Discus
European Championships
Gold 1998 Budapest Discus
Silver 2006 Gothenburg Discus

Franka Dietzsch (born 22 January 1968 in Wolgast) is a German discus thrower best known for winning gold medals at three World Championships in Athletics. She won the 1998 European Championships and 1999 World Championships, but did not return to the international podium until her win at the 2005 World Championships.

At the age of 39 she won her third world championship title in 2007 in Osaka. After spending a year away from the field due to health problems, she returned to competition at the Wiesbaden meet. She finished in second place with 61.49 metres, remaining focused on defending her discus World Champion at the Berlin World Championships.[1]

Her personal best throw is 69.51 metres, achieved in May 1999 in Wiesbaden. This result ranks her ninth among German discus throwers, behind Gabriele Reinsch, Ilke Wyludda, Diana Gansky-Sachse, Irina Meszynski, Gisela Beyer, Martina Hellmann-Opitz, Evelin Jahl and Silvia Madetzky.[2]


Year Tournament Venue Result
1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 2nd
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 8th
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 9th
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 7th
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st
IAAF World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 1st
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 1st
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 6th
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 4th
2003 World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 6th
2004 World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 7th
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 1st
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 2nd
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 1st
IAAF World Cup Athens, Greece 1st
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 1st


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
China Xiao Yanling
Women's Discus Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Russia Natalya Sadova
Preceded by
Czech Republic Vera Pospíšilová
Women's Discus Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Belarus Iryna Yatchenko