She won the gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics and the silver medal four years later in Moscow, both in the 100 hurdles.
In 1976-78, and 1980 she was East German champion, also winning indoors in 1978 in the 60 hurdles. At the 1977 World Cup Schaller was runner-up, but she won gold at the 1978 European Championships in the high hurdles, adding a bronze with the sprint relay. She also won the 1977 European Cup and the 1978 European Indoors over 60 hurdles.
Schaller-Klier was educated as a sports teacher and worked at the Pedagogical University of Erfurt / Mulhousen. After German reunification she moved to Landessportbund, Thuringia and worked in the youth department.
|1976||Olympic Games||Montreal, Canada||1st|
|1978||European Indoor Championships||Milan, Italy||1st|
|European Championships||Prague, Czechoslovakia||1st||12.62 CR|
|1980||Olympic Games||Moscow, USSR||2nd|
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