Ine Schäffer

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameInga (-Ina) "Ine"•Schäffer (Mayer-Bojana-, -Spreitz)
Used nameIne•Schäffer
Born28 March 1923
Died19 March 2009 in Victoria, British Columbia (CAN)
AffiliationsUnion Graz, Graz (AUT)
NOC Austria


Ine Schäffer was Austrian champion in the shot put (1943, 1948) and discus (1943, 1949). After the “Anschluss” of Austria to the German Reich she placed second in the shot at the 1943 German Championships, and later won the bronze medal in the shot at the 1948 London Olympics. Schäffer married non-Olympian 800 metres runner Heinz Schäffer and they later immigrated to Canada.

Personal Best: SP – 13.27 (1950).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Athletics AUT Ine Schäffer
Shot Put, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Javelin Throw, Women (Olympic) DNS