Claudia Losch

Claudia Losch (born 10 January 1960) is a retired German shot putter. She is the 1984 Olympic Champion. At the 1988 Olympic Games, she finished fifth.[1] She is also the 1989 World Indoor Champion and won the European Indoor title three times.

Claudia Losch
Personal information
Born10 January 1960 (1960-01-10) (age 61)
Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight84 kg (185 lb)
SportShot put
ClubTV 1860 Fürth
LC Olympiapark München

Losch won the German indoor championship in the shot put in 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, and 1989. She won the German championship from 1982 through 1990, nine times in a row.

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th 19.72 m
1984 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd 20.23 m
Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 1st 20.48 m
1985 European Indoor Championships Athens, Greece 2nd 20.59 m
1986 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 1st 20.48 m
European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 4th 20.54 m
1987 World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 3rd 20.14 m
World Championships Rome, Italy 4th 20.73 m
1988 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 20.39 m
Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 5th 20.27 m
1989 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 20.45 m
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, Scotland 1st 20.64 m
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 4th 19.92 m
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 4th 19.74 m


  1. ^ Claudia Losch.

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