Olga Winterberg

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Olga Winterberg
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Personal information
Native nameאולגה וינטנברג
National team Israel
BornMay 3, 1922
Czechoslovakia
Died2010
Sport
Country Israel
SportDiscus
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)discus throw: 43.03 meters (1960)

Olga Winterberg (אולגה וינטנברג; May 3, 1922 – 2010) was an Israeli Olympian in the discus throw.[1][2] She was the first woman to represent Israel at the Olympics.[3] Winterberg was the Israel Women's Champion in the Discus Throw in 1960, and 1962-64.

She was born and raised in the Czechoslovakia, moved to Israel, and was Jewish.[4]

Discus throwing career[edit]

Winterberg competed for Israel at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki at the age of 30.[1] In the Women's Discus Throw she came in 19th, with a throw of 35.79 metres.[1] She missed moving up to the finals by less than .30 metres.[4]

Her personal best in the discus throw was the then-national record of 43.03, in May 1960.[1][4] Winterberg was the Israel Women's Champion in the Discus Throw in 1960, and 1962–64.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Olga Winterberg Bio, Stats, and Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.
  2. ^ "Sport: Yishuv to the Present". Jewish Women's Archive.
  3. ^ "First female competitors at the Olympics by country". Olympedia. Retrieved 26 June 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b c "Winterberg, Olga"
  5. ^ "Israeli Championships". gbrathletics.com.