|Birth name||Margitta Ludewig|
September 10, 1952 |
Gera, East Germany
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||83 kg (183 lb)|
|Event(s)||Women's Shot put
|Club||SC Motor Jena|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||21.58 (1978)
Margitta Pufe, born Ludewig, (formerly known as Margitta Droese or Margitta Droese-Pufe) (September 10, 1952 in Gera, Thuringia), is a German track athlete, who from the mid-1970s to 1980 competed for the German Democratic Republic and was among the world's best shot putters and discus throwers. Her greatest achievement was winning a bronze medal in the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow.
Pufe started her career with SC Motor Jena and trained under Ingrid Kleppe. While competing, Pufe was 1.80 m tall and weighed 83 kg. After her competitive career came to an end, Pufe remained active in the sport as a shot put and discus coach first for VEB Carl Zeiss Jena and currently for TuS Jena.
- 1970 European Athletics Junior Championships: 3rd place in shot put, 6th place in Discus
- 1976 Summer Olympics: 6th place in shot put (19.79 m, under the name Margitta Droese)
- 1978 European Athletics Championships: 3rd place in shot put (18.06 - 19.59 - 20.28 - 20.58 - 20.48 - 20.31), 2nd place in discus (63.76 - 63.32 - foul - 64.04 - 63.34 - 63.96)
- 1980 Summer Olympics: 3rd place in shot put (21.20 - 21.07 - 20.42 - 20.72 - 20.05 - 20.36), 5th place in discus (51.72 - 64.84 - 61.24 - 58.70 - foul - 66.12)
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