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Ingrid Föst

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameIngrid•Föst (Michaelis-, -Lehmann)
Used nameIngrid•Föst
Born9 November 1934 in Nowawes, Potsdam, Brandenburg (GER)
Measurements160 cm / 50 kg
AffiliationsSportclub Einheit Nordost/ZSKA Vorwärts Berlin/Sportclub Dynamo Berlin
NOC Germany
Nationality East Germany

Biography

Ingrid Föst, an East German gymnast, finished sixth with the team in the all-around event and ninth in the individual all-around at the 1960 Roma Olympic Games. She did not advance to any of the individual finals. Four years later in Tokyo Föst finished 12th in the individual all-around and fourth with the team. In the floor exercise she reached the final, placing fifth. At European Championships Föst won one silver and five bronze medals.

Ingrid Föst was one of the first gymnasts from the former GDR to reach world class status. Between 1953 and 1963 she won 22 East German individual titles. She is now considered responsible for the rise of world class women’s gymnastics in East Germany, and later became a longtime gymnast coach at her home club SC Dynamo Berlin.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1960 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GER GDR Ingrid Föst
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 9
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 6
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) =9 r1/2
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) =10 r1/2
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) =11 r1/2
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) 7 r1/2
1964 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GER GDR Ingrid Föst
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 12
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 4
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) 5
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) 8 r1/2
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) =21 r1/2
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) 26 r1/2