Johanna Klier

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Johanna Schaller-Klier in 1977

Johanna Klier (née Schaller, also known as Schaller-Klier, born 13 September 1952 in Artern, Bezirk Halle, East Germany) is a retired hurdler and Olympic gold medallist.

Under her maiden name, she won the gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in the 100 m hurdles. Under her married name, she won the silver medal 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, again in the 100 m hurdles.[1]

In 1976–78, and 1980 she was East German champion, also winning indoors in 1978 in the 60 hurdles. At the 1977 World Cup Schaller was runner-up, but she won gold at the 1978 European Championships in the high hurdles, adding a bronze with the sprint relay. She also won the 1977 European Cup and the 1978 European Indoors over 60 hurdles.

She married the hurdler Martin Klier on 11 September 1976.[2] Schaller-Klier was educated as a sports teacher and worked at the Pedagogical University of Erfurt / Mulhousen. After German reunification she moved to Landessportbund, Thuringia and worked in the youth department.

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1976 Olympic Games Montreal, Canada 1st 100 m hurdles 12.77
1977 World Cup Düsseldorf, West Germany 2nd 100 m hurdles 12.86
1978 European Indoor Championships Milan, Italy 1st 60 m hurdles 7.94 CR
European Championships Prague, Czechoslovakia 1st 100 m hurdles 12.62 CR
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 43.07
1980 Olympic Games Moscow, Soviet Union 2nd 100 m hurdles 12.63

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Johanna Schaller-Klier". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  2. ^ Kluge, Volker (2004). Das große Lexikon der DDR-Sportler: Die 1000 erfolgreichsten und populärsten Sportlerinnen und Sportler aus der DDR, ihre Erfolge, Medaillen und Biographien [The big lexicon of the GDR athletes: The 1000 most successful and popular athletes from the GDR, their successes, medals and biographies.] (in German) (2 ed.). Berlin: Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf Verlag. pp. 287f. ISBN 3-89602-538-4.

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