Uta Schorn

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameUta•Schorn (-Freise)
Used nameUta•Schorn
Born7 August 1957 in Köln (Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Measurements157 cm / 43 kg
AffiliationsBayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen (GER)
NOC West Germany

Biography

In 1972 at the Summer Olympics in München, the West German female gymnast team finished eighth. Team member Uta Schorn placed 23rd in individual all-around. Four years later in Montréal the team came in seventh and Schorn finished 56th in the individual all-around.

In 1973 Schorn was elected Sportswoman of the Year, and remains (through 2018) the only German gymnast to win that award, after winning the first West German bronze medal ever at the European Championships (on vault). Domestically, Schorn won 12 West German national titles, among them the individual all-around in 1973 and 1974. She later became a goalkeeper at Münchner SC in field hockey, after marrying Dieter Freise. The couple later divorced.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) FRG Uta Schorn
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 23
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) West Germany 8
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) =38 r1/1
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) =19 r1/1
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) =26 r1/1
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) =42 r1/1
1976 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) FRG Uta Schorn
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 56 r1/2
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) West Germany 7
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) =66 r1/1
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) =38 r1/1
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) =80 r1/1
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) =22 r1/1

Olympic family relations

Special Notes