Beate Edeltraud Peters (born 12 October 1959 in Marl, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a retired West German javelin thrower.

Beate Peters
Personal information
Full nameBeate Edeltraud Peters
Nationality West Germany
Born12 October 1959 (1959-10-12) (age 60)
Marl, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
Country West Germany
Event(s)Javelin throw
ClubTV Wattenscheid
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)69.56 (1986)


She finished seventh at the 1983 World Championships and the 1984 Summer Olympics. She then won bronze medals at the 1986 European Championships and the 1987 World Championships. She also participated at the 1988 Olympics, but did not reach the final.

She became West German champion in 1985 and 1986.[1] She represented the clubs OSC Dortmund and TV Wattenscheid.

Her personal best throw was 69.56 metres with the old javelin type, achieved in July 1986 in Berlin. This ranks her tenth among German old-type-javelin throwers, behind Petra Felke (who held the world record), Antje Kempe, Silke Renk, Beate Koch, Karen Forkel, Tanja Damaske, Ruth Fuchs, Ingrid Thyssen and Susanne Jung.[2]

Private lifeEdit

Beate Peters is openly lesbian and lives with retired heptathlete Sabine Braun.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   West Germany
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th 62.42 m
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 7th 62.34 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 14th 60.20 m


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Beate Peters". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-10-19.