Hildrun Claus

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Hildrun Claus
Hildrun Claus 1960.jpg
Hildrun Claus at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1939-05-13) 13 May 1939 (age 78)
Dresden, Germany
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Long jump
Club SC Dynamo Berlin
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 6.48 m (1964)

Hildrun Claus (born 13 May 1939) is a former East German athlete. She competed in the long jump at the 1960 and 1964 Summer Olympics and finished in third and seventh place, respectively.[1]

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.[1]


  1. ^ a b Hildrun Laufer-Claus Archived 2013-02-07 at the Wayback Machine.. sports-reference.com.