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Magdalena Schmidt

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMagdalena•Schmidt (-Jakob)
Used nameMagdalena•Schmidt
Born30 June 1949 in Lauchhammer, Brandenburg (GER)
Measurements160 cm / 50 kg
AffiliationsSC Dynamo Berlin, Ost-Berlin (GER)
NOC East Germany


Magdalena Schmidt was a member of East Germany’s women’s gymnastics team, winning the bronze medal in the team all-around event at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Individually she placed 29th in the all-around and seventh on her best apparatus, the vault. Schmidt later worked as a kindergarten teacher, then studied political science and became legal adviser at the Berlin Sports Facility Management. She married football (soccer) player Michael Jakob.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GDR Magdalena Schmidt
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 29
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) East Germany 3 Bronze
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) =27 r1/2
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) 7 r1/2
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) 16 r1/2
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) 58 r1/2