Margitta Pufe

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Margitta Pufe
Personal information
Birth name Margitta Ludewig
Nationality  East Germany
Born (1952-09-10) September 10, 1952 (age 64)
Gera, East Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Country  East Germany
Sport Women's Athletics
Event(s) Women's Shot put
Discus throw
Club SC Motor Jena
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 21.58 (1978)
68.64 (1979)

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.

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