Kathrin Neimke

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Kathrin Neimke
Medal record
Women's athletics
Olympic Games
Competitor for  East Germany
Silver 1988 Seoul Shot put
Competitor for  Germany
Bronze 1992 Barcelona Shot put
World Championships
Competitor for  East Germany
Silver 1987 Rome Shot put
Competitor for  Germany
Bronze 1993 Stuttgart Shot put
World Indoor Championships
Competitor for  Germany
Gold 1995 Barcelona Shot put

Kathrin Neimke (July 18, 1966 in Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt), is a German track and field athlete. During the 1980s and 1990s she was one of the world's best in the shot put. Until 1990 she represented East Germany. Her biggest success were the two Olympic medals, the first a silver mdeal at the 1988 Olympic Summer Games in Seoul, and the second a bronze at the 1992 Olympic Summer Games in Barcelona.

Neimke represented Magdeburg SC and trained with Klaus Schneider. She is 1.80 meters tall and during her active career she weighed 95 kilograms. She has a degree in sales and at the end of her sporting career she had a job as reproduction photographer at a daily newspaper. After that she went to the Saxony-Anhalt police.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  East Germany
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 2nd 21.07 m
Representing  Germany
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 3rd 19.78 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th 19.30 m
  • 1987 – World Championships: 2nd place (21.21)
  • 1990 – European Championships: 3rd place (19.96)
  • 1991 – World Championships: 8th place
  • 1992 – Olympic Summer Games: 3rd place (19.78)
  • 1993 – World Championships: 3rd place (19.71)
  • 1994 – European Championships: 6th place (18.94)
  • 1996 – Olympic Summer Games: 7th place


This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.