Doris Fuchs

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Doris Fuchs
Doris Fuchs 1960.jpg
Fuchs at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1938-06-11) June 11, 1938 (age 79)
Villingen im Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Height 152 cm (5 ft 0 in)
Weight 54 kg (119 lb)
Sport Artistic gymnastics
Club Rochester Catholic Youth Organization

Doris Gudrun Fuchs (later Brause, born June 11, 1938) is a retired American gymnast who won four gold medals at the 1963 Pan American Games. She competed in all artistic gymnastics events at the 1956 and 1960 Summer Olympics and finished ninth with the American team three times: all-around in both games and in the team portable apparatus in 1956. Her best individual result was eighth place on uneven bars in 1960.[1] Fuchs attended the 1964 Olympics as a reserve.[2] In 1982 she was inducted into the U.S. Gymnastics Hall of Fame.[3]

Fuchs was born in a wealthy family, and besides gymnastics trained in the javelin throw and triple jump. Her sister Inge was also an international gymnast.[3] At the 1960 Olympics Fuchs became friend with the Soviet boxer Boris Nikonorov. She visited Nikonorov's family in 1963, when the U.S. gymnastics team had a competition in Moscow, and had a long correspondence by mail, which was suppressed by the KGB.[2]


Fuchs and Boris Nikonorov at the 1960 Olympics

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