Anneliese Gerhards

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameAnneliese•Gerhards (Jansen-)
Used nameAnneliese•Gerhards
Born4 July 1935 in Oedt, Grefrath, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Measurements174 cm / 72 kg
AffiliationsBayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen (GER)
NOC Germany West Germany
Nationality West Germany

Biography

Javelin thrower Anneliese Gerhards was married to decathlete and non-Olympian Heinz-Willy Gerhards. She took part in three Olympic Games, in 1960-64 for the Unified German team and in 1972 for West Germany, always reaching the final. Her best Olympic placement was eighth in 1964. She also placed fourth at the 1962 European Championships and was fifth in 1971, missing the final in 1966. Domestically Gerhards was West German Champion in 1961-66, and 1971. In her youth she was an avid handball player.

Personal Best: JT – 58.34 (1972).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics GER FRG Anneliese Gerhards
Javelin Throw, Women (Olympic) 11
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics GER FRG Anneliese Gerhards
Javelin Throw, Women (Olympic) 8
1972 Summer Olympics Athletics FRG Anneliese Gerhards
Javelin Throw, Women (Olympic) 9