Marianne Adam

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Marianne Adam
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Marianne Adam in 1975
Personal information
Nationality East Germany
Born (1951-09-19) 19 September 1951 (age 68)
Luckenwalde, Brandenburg, East Germany
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
Country East Germany
Event(s)Shot put
ClubSC Dynamo Berlin
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)21.86 m (1979)

Marianne Adam (born 19 September 1951 in Luckenwalde, Brandenburg) is a retired shot putter who competed for East Germany in the 1970s. She was born in Luckenwalde. She was a member of SC Dynamo Berlin. She won the bronze medal at the 1974 European Athletics Championships, and at the European Indoor Championships she won one gold medal (1975), one silver medal (1979) and two bronze medals (1972, 1974).

Her personal best throw was 21.86 metres, which puts her sixth in the all-time performers list. She held the shot put world record from 6 August 1975 to 3 July 1976.[1]

Career highlights[edit]

Preceded by
Helena Fibingerová
Women's Shot Put World Record Holder
6 August 1975 – 3 July 1976
Succeeded by
Ivanka Khristova


  1. ^ "12th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook. Berlin 2009" (PDF). Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2009. pp. Pages 546, 646–7. Archived from the original (pdf) on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2009.