Christina Schwanitz

Christina Schwanitz (German pronunciation: [kʁɪsˈtiːna ˈʃvaːnɪt͡s] (listen); born 24 December 1985) is a retired German shot putter. Her personal best is 20.77 metres, achieved on 20 May 2015 at World Challenge meeting in Beijing.[1][2] She has 20.05 m on the indoor track, achieved on 2 February 2014 in Rochlitz.

Christina Schwanitz
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Personal information
Born (1985-12-24) 24 December 1985 (age 37)
Dresden, East Germany
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight115 kg (254 lb)
Country Germany
Event(s)Shot put
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Outdoor: 20.77 (2015)
  • Indoor: 20.05 (2014)


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Germany
2004 World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 3rd Shot put 16.52 m
2005 European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany 2nd Shot put 18.64 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th Shot put 18.02 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 6th Shot put 18.55 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 11th Shot put 18.27 m
2009 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 12th Shot put 17.84 m
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 2nd Shot put 18.65 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 12th Shot put 17.96 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 10th (q) Shot put 17.58 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th Shot put 18.25 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 10th Shot put 18.47 m
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st Shot put 19.25 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 2nd Shot put 20.41 m
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 2nd Shot put 19.94 m
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 1st Shot put 19.90 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 1st Shot put 20.37 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st Shot put 20.17 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6th Shot put 19.03 m
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 2nd Shot put 19.19 m
2019 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 2nd Shot put 19.11 m
World Championships Doha, Qatar 3rd Shot put 19.17 m
2021 European Indoor Championships Toruń, Poland 3rd Shot put 19.04 m
Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 14th (q) Shot put 18.08 m


  1. ^ "Shot Put Results". IAAF. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Christina Schwanitz".

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Preceded by German Sportswoman of the Year
Succeeded by