Ilke Wyludda

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Ilke Wyludda
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Ilke Wyludda (1988)
Personal information
Born (1969-03-28) 28 March 1969 (age 46)
Leipzig, Saxony, East Germany
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Discus throw
Updated on 19 May 2012.

Ilke Wyludda (born 28 March 1969) is a discus thrower from Germany.

She set eleven junior records at discus throw (and also two at shot put), and became junior world champion. Between 1989 and 1991 she recorded 41 successive wins until beaten by Tsvetanka Khristova at the 1991 World Championships. Wyludda never won the world championships, but she became Olympic champion in 1996.

In early January 2011 Wyludda revealed in Bild that she had to have her right leg amputated because of Sepsis.[1] After losing her leg she returned to athletics and began entering para-sport competitions. In 2012 she represented Germany at the London Paralympics becoming the first German athlete to have represented her country at both Olympic and Paralympic Games.[2] In 2014 she entered the IPC European Championships in Swansea, taking the bronze medal in the F57 discus and silver in the shot put.[3][4]

Personal bests[edit]

  • Discus throw - 74.56 (1989)
  • Discus throw U23 - 74.56 (1989) WU23B
  • Discus throw Junior - 74,40 (1988) WJB
  • Discus throw Youth - 65,86 (1986) WYB
  • Shot put - 20.23 (1988)
  • Shot put U23 - 20,23 (1988)
  • Shot put Junior - 20,23 (1988)
  • Shot put Youth - 19,08 (1986) WYB


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  East Germany
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 4th Discus 68.20 m
1989 IAAF World Cup Barcelona, Spain 1st Discus
1990 Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 1st Discus 68.08 m
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 1st Discus
Representing  Germany
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 2nd Discus 69.12 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 9th Discus 62.16 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 1st Discus
IAAF World Cup London, Great Britain 1st Discus
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd Discus
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 1st Discus 69.66 m
IAAF Grand Prix Final Milan, Italy 1st Discus 64.74 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 7th Discus 63.16 m


  1. ^ Atlanta discus queen Wyludda loses leg[dead link]
  2. ^ "Wyludda, Ilke". IPC. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Women's Javelin Throw - F57 Final" (pdf). IPC. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Women's Shot Put - F57 Final" (pdf). IPC. 22 August 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
East Germany Gabriele Reinsch
Women's Discus Best Year Performance
1989 – 1990
Succeeded by
Bulgaria Tsvetanka Khristova
Preceded by
Russia Larisa Korotkevich
Women's Discus Best Year Performance
alongside Australia Daniela Costian

Succeeded by
Norway Mette Bergmann
Preceded by
Norway Mette Bergmann
Women's Discus Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
China Xiao Yanling