Margitta Gummel

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Margitta Gummel (née Helmbold, 29 June 1941 – 26 January 2021) was a German Olympic shot putter. She competed for the Unified German team in the 1964 Summer Olympics. She also participated at the 1972 Summer Olympics.[1]

Gummel had a long rivalry with Nadezhda Chizhova of the Soviet Union.[2] She won an Olympic gold medal in 1964 and a silver medal in 1972. Gummel was born in Magdeburg, Nazi Germany. She won two silver medals (1966, 1969) and a bronze medal (1971) at the European Athletics Championships.

Gummel died on 26 January 2021 in Wietmarschen, Germany at the age of 79.[3]

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  1. Margitta Helmbold-Gummel.
  2. Casey, Ron. "Margitta Gummel". Retrieved 3 May 2009.
  3. Kugelstoß-Olympiasiegerin Margitta Gummel gestorben (in German)