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Johanna Schaller-Klier

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohanna•Schaller-Klier
Used nameJohanna•Schaller-Klier
Born13 September 1952 in Artern, Thüringen (GER)
Measurements176 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsSC Turbine Erfurt, Erfurt (GER)
NOC East Germany


East German Johanna Schaller won the gold medal at the 1976 Montréal Olympics and the silver medal four years later as Johanna Klier (after marriage to non-Olympian 400 hurdler Martin Klier) in Moskva, both in the 100 hurdles. In 1976-78, and 1980 she was East German champion, also winning indoors in 1978 in the 60 hurdles. At the 1977 World Cup Schaller was runner-up, but she won gold at the 1978 European Championships in the high hurdles, adding a bronze with the sprint relay. She also won the 1977 European Cup and the 1978 European Indoors over 60 hurdles. Schaller-Klier was educated as a sports teacher and worked at the Pedagogical University of Erfurt / Mulhouse. After German reunification she moved to Landessportbund Thuringia and worked in the youth department.

Personal Best: 100H – 12.56 (1980).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Summer Olympics Athletics GDR Johanna Schaller
100 metres Hurdles, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
1980 Summer Olympics Athletics GDR Johanna Klier
100 metres Hurdles, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver

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