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Margit Schumann

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMargit•Schumann (-Esmarch)
Used nameMargit•Schumann
Born14 September 1952 in Waltershausen, Thüringen (GER)
Died11 April 2017 in Oberhof, Thüringen (GER)
Measurements167 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsSC Karl-Marx-Stadt, Chemnitz (GER)
NOC(s) East Germany


Margit Schumann started her career in 1971 as a member of the East German youth national team. Competing in three consecutive Winter Olympics, she won two medals in the women’s singles event with a gold in 1976 and a bronze in 1972. Schumann also won four consecutive gold medals at the World Championships (1973-75, 1977) and won five medals at the European Championships with three golds (1973-75), one silver (1977), and one bronze (1979). In 2004, Schumann was among the first three inductees into the International Luge Federation (FIL) Hall of Fame, along with Klaus Bonsack and Paul Hildgartner.

After her retirement she studied sports at the DHfK Leipzig to became a luge coach. She started as a youth coach at Oberhof before she took over the East German national team prior to reunification. She was then employed at the sports support group Oberhof, and later at the district recruiting office at Zella-Mehlis as a psychologist.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1972 Winter Olympics Luge Singles, Women Olympic 3 Bronze Representing East Germany    
1976 Winter Olympics Luge Singles, Women Olympic 1 Gold Representing East Germany    
1980 Winter Olympics Luge Singles, Women Olympic 6 Representing East Germany    

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