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Steffi Nerius (born 1 July 1972) is a retired German track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw. During her career, she was a European and World Champion. She also won silver at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Her personal best throw was 68.34 m, set in 2008. This ranks her second among German female javelin throwers, behind Christina Obergföll.[1][2]

Steffi Nerius
Steffi Nerius Berlin 2009.jpg
Personal information
Born1 July 1972 (1972-07) (age 47)
Bergen auf Rügen, East Germany
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Country Germany
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Javelin throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)68.34 m (2008)

Initially playing volleyball in school, Nerius later switched to athletics. She was taught the javelin throw by her mother, a former javelin thrower. Her first international success was a bronze medal at the 1991 European Junior Championships. Her first gold medal at a major competition came at the 2006 European Championships. From 2003 to 2006 she won four consecutive German Championships.



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Sporting positions
Preceded by
  Natalya Shikolenko
Women's Javelin Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
  Trine Hattestad
Preceded by
Britta Steffen
German Sportswoman of the Year
Succeeded by
Maria Riesch