Nadine Kleinert

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Nadine Kleinert
medal table
Nadine Kleinert 2012
Nadine Kleinert 2012

Shot put

GermanyGermany Germany
Olympic games
silver Athens 2004 19.55 m
World championships
silver Seville 1999 19.61 m
silver Edmonton 2001 19.86 m
bronze Helsinki 2005 19.07 m
silver Osaka 2007 19.77 m
silver Berlin 2009 20.20 m
Indoor world championships
bronze Budapest 2004 19.05 m
silver Moscow 2006 19.64 m
bronze Doha 2010 19.34 m
European championships
gold Helsinki 2012 19.18 m
European Indoor Championships
silver Ghent 2000 19.23 m

Nadine Kleinert , at times Kleinert-Schmitt (born October 20, 1975 in Magdeburg , GDR) is a former German shot putter who has won an Olympic silver medal and five world championship medals. In 2012 she became European champion. She has been retrospectively upgraded more than 15 times after dopers who came in before her were disqualified.


She won the silver medal at the European Junior Championships in 1993 and came sixth at the World Junior Championships the following year . At the European Indoor Championships in 1996 she was sixth. In 1997 she became U23 European Champion in Turku and finished seventh at the World Championships in Athens. In 1998 Kleinert became German champion for the first time, both indoors and outdoors. The following year , she won the silver medal at the World Championships in Seville and eighth at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

A fourth place at the World Indoor Championships in 2001 in Lisbon was followed by another silver medal at the World Championships in Edmonton. After finishing sixth at the 2002 European Championships in Munich and seventh at the 2003 World Championships in Paris, she started the 2004 Olympic season with fourth place at the World Indoor Championships in Budapest. After Wita Pawlysch was convicted of doping, Kleinert was subsequently awarded the bronze medal.

At the 2004 Olympics , the shot put was held in the Olympia grove. Kleinert initially came third with a width of 19.55 m. Only in the last attempt did Yumileidi Cumbá (CUB) pass her. When the winner Irina Korschanenko was convicted of doping a few days later, Kleinert received the silver medal.

For this she was awarded the Silver Laurel Leaf on March 16, 2005.

In 2005 she came in Hanover with 20.06 m for the first time over the 20-meter mark and was fifth at the World Championships in Helsinki. However, Svetlana Kriweljowa was later convicted of doping. In 2006 Kleinert became vice indoor world champion in Moscow with a personal best indoor performance of 19.64 meters . At the European Championships in Gothenburg she reached sixth place in the same year. At the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, she stood again on the podium and won the bronze medal.

In October 2007 she announced that she would decide to switch to boxing after the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing . After finishing seventh in Beijing, however, she announced on November 20 that she would stay with the shot put and prepare for a start to the World Championships in Berlin in August 2009. 2008 was one of Nadine Kleinert's strongest athletes. Among other things, she became German champion in Nuremberg and achieved the second-best result of her sports career in Engers at the end of May with 19.89 m. With this width she was also best of the year 2008 of the DLV.

During the German Championships in 2009 , Nadine Kleinert was awarded the Rudolf Harbig Memorial Prize. At the championships themselves, she took second place behind Denise Hinrichs and thus achieved her sixth runner-up in the open air alongside five championship titles.

At the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Kleinert increased her personal best from 20.06 m after setting in the first attempt to 20.20 m in the third attempt, thus winning the silver medal. In 2010 she was initially fifth at the World Indoor Championships and advanced to bronze after the doping disqualifications of the Belarusians Nadseja Astaptschuk and Natallja Michnewitsch . At the European Championships Kleinert came in seventh place. At the 2011 World Championships she finished eighth and at the 2012 World Indoor Championships first fifth, and after Astaptschuk's disqualification, she moved up to fourth place.

In 2012 Kleinert became European champion for the first time at the 2012 European Championships in Helsinki at the age of 36. Shortly thereafter, at the Olympic Games in London , she missed the leap into the final battle for the first time in ten years at a major international event.

Kleinert won the German championship in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2012, in the hall she was successful in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2010 and 2012. With a height of 1.90 m, it has a competition weight of 90 kg. She starts for SC Magdeburg . Kleinert's trainer is Klaus Schneider . She married in late 1999 and was named Kleinert-Schmitt until 2004. She has been a soldier in the German Armed Forces since 1994 . Nadine Kleinert has been a shot put trainer at the Magdeburg Sports School since November 2010.

In September 2013 she announced the end of her career.


Nadine Kleinert lives in the Kyffhäuserkreis and works as a parcel deliverer .

International results

year competition space Expanse
1992 Junior World Championships 12. 14.10
1993 Junior European Championships 2. 17.07
1994 Junior World Championships 6th 16.70
1996 European Indoor Championships 5. 18.10
1997 U23 European Championships 1. 18.27
1997 World championships 7th 18.42
1998 European Indoor Championships 5. 18.42
1998 European championships 6th 18.48
1999 Indoor world championships 5. 18.51
1999 World championships 2. 19.61
2000 European Indoor Championships 2. 19.23
2000 Olympic games 8th. 18.49
2001 Indoor world championships 4th 18.87
2001 World championships 2. 19.86
2002 European championships 6th 18.88
2003 Indoor world championships - ogV
2003 World championships 7th 18.48
2004 Indoor world championships 3. 19.05
2004 Olympic games 2. 19.55
2005 World championships 3. 19.07
2006 Indoor world championships 2. 19.64
2006 European championships 6th 18.48
2007 World championships 3. 19.77
2008 Olympic games 7th 19.01
2009 World championships 2. 20.20
2010 Indoor world championships 3. 19.34
2010 European championships 7th 18.94
2011 World championships 8th. 19.26
2012 Indoor world championships 4th 19.29
2012 European championships 1. 19.18
2012 Olympic games 13. 18.36

Personal best

  • Shot put: 20.20 meters, August 16, 2009 in Berlin
    • Hall: 19.64 meters, March 12, 2006 in Moscow


  • Klaus Amrhein: Biographical manual on the history of German athletics 1898–2005 . 2 volumes. Darmstadt 2005 published on German Athletics Promotion and Project Society.

Web links

Commons : Nadine Kleinert  - Collection of images, videos and audio files


  1. Oliver Fritsch: Nadine Kleinert: "I got my medal in the mail" . In: The time . August 13, 2017, ISSN  0044-2070 ( [accessed on August 14, 2017]).
  2. Alexandra Neuhaus: Subsequent World Cup bronze for Nadine Kleinert? , April 3, 2013
  3. Press release of the Federal President's Office of March 16, 2005 .... Awarding of the silver laurel leaf to the medal winners of the 2004 Olympic and Paralympic Games ...
  4. Jan-Henner Reitze: Positive doping tests from World Cup 2005 confirmed , March 8, 2013
  5. Focus : Nadine Kleinert: Shot putter soon to be boxing world champion? November 6, 2007
  7. Rudolf Harbig Prize for female shot putter Kleinert ( - published on July 5, 2009 at 3:12 p.m.)
  8. Kleinert's third silver moment of happiness , sports show August 16, 2009
  9. Results EM 2012 ( Memento from July 1st, 2012 in the Internet Archive )
  10. Frank Bachner: Fight and win , Der Tagesspiegel October 9, 2005
  11. Cheated out of the podium by dopers , Die Zeit , September 2, 2013
  12. "Then athletics will be dead in ten years" . Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung . August 19, 2019. Retrieved August 19, 2019.