Heidi Schmid

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Adelheid "Heidi" Schmid , after marrying Adelheid Grundmann-Schmid , (born December 5, 1938 in Klagenfurt ) is a former German fencer. She was a champion in foil fencing in the 1960s and won the gold medal in her sport at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome . For this success she was awarded the silver bay leaf on December 9, 1960.

Memorial stone at TSV 1847 Schwaben Augsburg


At the age of 13 Heidi Schmid discovered her love for fencing . Just a year later, she was fighting in the German youth championship and was third in the first attempt. In 1957 , 1959 and from 1964 to 1968 she was the German champion in the women's individual foil competition.

On September 1, 1960, the then student won Olympic gold in the Palazzo dei Congressi after the battle with the Romanian Maria Vicol , which Heidi Schmid won 4-3 . 23,000 people came to the Augsburg Rosenaustadion for the festive reception on their return to Augsburg .

Four years later, at the Olympic Games in Tokyo , the athlete stood on the podium again. As a member of the German women's floret team (made up of Gudrun Theuerkauff , Heidi Schmid, Rosemarie Scherberger and Helga Mees ), which had fought her way to third place, she received a bronze medal. At the Olympic Games in Mexico City in 1968 , she finished fifth with the team.

In 1961 Heidi Schmid was both world champion and student world champion in foil fencing. In the same year she was named Sportswoman of the Year in the Federal Republic of Germany . Her sporting successes also include a vice world championship in singles in 1957 and two vice world championships with the team.

After her sporting career, Heidi Schmid became a music teacher and married her teacher colleague Hans Grundmann.

Her hometown club, TSV 1847 Schwaben Augsburg , made her honorary membership in 1995.

Web links

Commons : Heidi Schmid  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Information given to the Bundestag by the Federal Government of September 29, 1973 - Printed matter 7/1040 - Annex 3, pages 54 ff., Here page 58