Hildrun Claus at the 1960 Olympics
13 May 1939 |
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||66 kg (146 lb)|
|Club||SC Dynamo Berlin|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||6.48 m (1964)|
Claus was born in Dresden, but later moved to East Berlin. She won East German championships in the long jump in 1957–1962 and 1964, and set three world records (6.36 m and 6.40 m in 1960 and 6.42 m in 1961). She married Peter Laufer, a German Olympic pole vaulter, and at the 1964 Games competed as Hildrun Laufer-Claus. She has a degree of a landscape designer. In 1995 she was paralyzed as a result of a sports-related accident.
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