Ingeborg Mello

Ingeborg Mello de Preiss (January 4, 1919 – October 25, 2009) was a track and field athlete from Argentina who competed mainly in the discus throw and the shot put. She represented Argentina at the 1948 and 1952 Summer Olympic Games.[1] She won the gold medal in the women's discus throw and the shot put event at the 1951 Pan American Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Ingeborg Mello
Ingeborg Mello
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Argentina
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1951 Buenos Aires Discus throw
Gold medal – first place 1951 Buenos Aires Shot put

Born in Berlin, Germany, she was Jewish.[2][3] She trained in San Lorenzo de Almagro Club in Buenos Aires.


  1. ^ Biography and Olympic results at SPorts Reference Archived 2012-01-30 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Zaikos, Nikos (2014). "Ingeborg Mello: "Two Lives" in Sport". Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies & Gender Issues. 26 (1): 5–34. doi:10.2979/nashim.26.5. S2CID 154269745.
  3. ^ "Ingeborg Mello Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at". Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2022.