Christa Schmuck

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameChristina "Christa"•Schmuck
Used nameChrista•Schmuck
Born26 January 1944 in Salzberg, Berchtesgaden, Bayern (GER)
Measurements165 cm / 65 kg
AffiliationsRC Berchtesgaden, Berchtesgaden (GER)
NOC West Germany
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


A four-time West German Champion (1966, 1968-70), Christa Schmuck celebrated her biggest success by winning the 1967 European Championship. At the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, she originally finished fifth in the women’s singles event, but was awarded the silver medal upon the disqualifications of the East German sliders when they were discovered to have illegally heated their runners. At the World Championships, Schmuck was runner-up in 1970 and won a bronze medal in 1969.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Winter Olympics Luge FRG Christa Schmuck
Singles, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
1972 Winter Olympics Luge FRG Christa Schmuck
Singles, Women (Olympic) 10

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