Maxi Gnauck

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 2
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMaxi•Gnauck
Used nameMaxi•Gnauck
Born10 October 1964 in Ost-Berlin (East Berlin), Berlin (GER)
Measurements148 cm / 33 kg
AffiliationsSC Dynamo Berlin, Ost-Berlin (GER)
NOC East Germany


Maxi Gnauck was voted 1980 Sportswoman of the Year in the former GDR. Between 1979 and 1985 she won six World and five European Championships. At the 1980 Moscow Games Gnauck won the gold medal for her performance on the uneven bars, a silver one in the individual all-around and three additional bronzes. In 2000 she was the first German woman inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Later she went into coaching, first in South Africa, then from 1993-2004 in Norderstedt, Germany, and eventually from 2005-11 together with her former teammate Roland Brückner in Switzerland.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GDR Maxi Gnauck
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) =2 Silver
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) East Germany 3 Bronze
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) =3 Bronze
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) 6
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) 4

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