5 December 1938 |
Adelheid "Heidi" Schmid (after marriage: Adelheid Grundmann-Schmid) (born 5 December 1938 in Klagenfurt) is a former German fencer, world champion and Olympic champion in foil competition. She received a gold medal in individual foil at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. She received a bronze medal in the team foil event in 1964. She also competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics.
National career 
Schmid became fascinated by fencing when she was 13 years old. One year later, 14 years old, she participated in the German youth championship, where she finished third at her first attempt. She became female German champion in foil fencing in 1957, 1959, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967 and 1968.
Olympic career 
Four years later, at the Olympic games in Tokyo 1964, she was part of the German team (Gudrun Theuerkauff, Heidi Schmid, Rosemarie Scherberger and Helga Mees) that received a bronze medal in the team competition. The team qualified from pool C, defeated France in the quarterfinal, lost to the Hungarian team in the semifinal, and defeated Italy in the bronze final.
World championships 
In 1961 Heidi Schmid became world champion and also student world champion in foil, and was selected German sportswoman of the year. She received an individual silver medal in the 1957 world championships, and two team silver medals.
Later life 
Schmid has later worked as a teacher of music. After marrying fellow teacher Hans Grundmann, she changed her name to Adelheid Grundmann-Schmid.
- German sportswoman of the year 1961.
- Honorary member of her home club TSV Schwaben Augsburg from 1995.
|German Sportswoman of the Year