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Lies Krüger

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Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLuise Martha "Lies"•Krüger
Used nameLies•Krüger
Born11 January 1915 in Cotta, Dresden, Sachsen (GER)
Died13 June 2001 in Dresden, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements166 cm / 54 kg
AffiliationsDresdner SC, Dresden (GER)
NOC Germany


Javelin thrower Lies Krüger earned a silver medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. She also won two bronze medals at the 1934 Women’s World Games and the 1938 Europeans, and a gold medal at the 1931 Worker’s Olympics. Up to the end of World War II Krüger won German titles in the javelin in 1934; in the pentathlon in 1941-42; in the sprint relay in 1936; and in the team competition in 1935-36. In East Germany she won two additional javelin titles in 1948-49.

Krüger was educated as a sales woman but then studied sports, and later worked as a sports teacher, employed by the Technical University and Technical High School in Dresden. She later played hockey, fistball, and tennis.

Personal Best: JT – 46.27 (1939).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Athletics GER Lies Krüger
Javelin Throw, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver

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