|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Born||17 September 1962 in Bad Schlema, Sachsen (GER)|
|Died||21 June 2017|
|Measurements||180 cm / 74 kg|
|Affiliations||SC Traktor Oberwiesenthal, Oberwiesenthal (GER)|
Steffi Walter-Martin was the first woman to win two Olympic gold medals for luge. She took the title in 1984 and 1988 and on each occasion led the East Germans to a clean sweep of the medals. She was also the World Champion in 1983 and 1985 and won the World Cup in 1984. Walter-Martin won the East German national title in 1983, and added two more silvers in 1985 and 1986.
After her career, Walter-Martin studied state law, and first worked in the district administration, but was later a physiotherapist. Due to injured intervertebral discs and wrists as a late consequence of her sports career, she retired on disability at age 45. In June 2017, Walter-Martin died after a battle with cancer, aged 54.
|1984 Winter Olympics||Luge||Singles, Women||Olympic||1||Gold||Representing East Germany as Steffi Martin|
|1988 Winter Olympics||Luge||Singles, Women||Olympic||1||Gold||Representing East Germany as Steffi Walter|