Margit Schumann

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Schumann in 1971.

Margit Schumann (born 14 September 1952 in Waltershausen) is an East German luger who competed during the 1970s and early 1980s. Competing in three Winter Olympics, she won two medals in the women's singles event with a gold in 1976 and a bronze in 1972).

Schumann also won four consecutive gold medals at the FIL World Luge Championships (1973-75, 1977). Her number of championships would not be matched until Sylke Otto (also German) won it in 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2005.

At the FIL European Luge Championships, Schumann won five medals with three golds (1973-1975), one silver (1977), and one bronze (1979).

In 2004, Schumann was among the first three inductees into the International Luge Federation (FIL) Hall of Fame, along with Klaus Bonsack and Paul Hildgartner.