Martina Schröter

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Martina Schröter (born November 16, 1960 in Weimar ) is a former rower who became Olympic champion in double sculls for the GDR in 1988 .

In 1977 Schröter won the Spartakiad in double sculls and double fours. In 1978 she was junior world champion in single . In 1979 she was second behind the Romanian Sanda Toma in the adult class at the World Championships . Toma also won the singles competition at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, Schröter came third behind the Russian Antonina Machina .

In 1982 Schröter was runner-up in the double scull with Kerstin Kirst . A year later she won the world championship with Jutta Schenk . In 1985 Schröter became world champion again, this time with Sylvia Schwabe . In 1987 Martina Schröter competed in the single world championship and came second behind the Bulgarian Magdalena Georgiewa . At the end of her career, Schröter entered the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul in a double scull with Birgit Peter . The two rowers won the gold medal ahead of the Romanians.

Martina Schröter started for SG Dynamo Potsdam . She trained first with Barbara Müller, later with Jörg Landvoigt . In addition to her athletic career, she studied dentistry.

In 1984 and 1986 Schröter received the Patriotic Order of Merit in gold. In 1988 she was awarded the Star of Friendship of Nations in gold.


  • Volker Kluge : The great lexicon of GDR athletes. The 1000 most successful and popular athletes from the GDR, their successes and biographies. Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Berlin 2000, ISBN 3-89602-348-9 .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ New Germany , 1./2. September 1984, p. 4
  2. Neues Deutschland, October 15, 1986, p. 7
  3. Neues Deutschland, 12./13. November 1988, p. 4

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