Anita Bärwirth

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAnita•Bärwirth (-Hardekopf)
Used nameAnita•Bärwirth
Born30 August 1918 in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein (GER)
Died13 July 1994 in Buenos Aires (ARG)
AffiliationsKMTV von 1844, Kiel (GER)
NOC Germany
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Anita Bärwirth, a German gymnast from Kiel, won the gold medal with the German team at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The eight exercises were held outdoors in front of 20,000 spectators at the Dietrich Eckart Stage, nowadays called Waldbühne. Individually she was placed ninth. She later emigrated to Argentina and her daughter Christina Hardekopf was the flagbearer of the Argentina team at the 1960 Olympics and took part in the diving events.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GER Anita Bärwirth
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold

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