Marion Becker

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Marion Becker
Personal information
Birth nameMarion Steiner
Nationality West Germany
BornJanuary 21, 1950 (1950-01-21) (age 71)
Hamburg, West Germany
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Javelin throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)65.14 m (1976)

Marion Becker (born Marion Steiner January 21, 1950 in Hamburg) is a German athlete who competed mainly in the javelin throw.

Biography[edit]

She competed in the women's javelin throw at the 1972 Summer Olympics, representing Romania.[1]

Becker competed for West Germany in the 1976 Summer Olympics in the javelin throw, where she won the silver medal with a throw of 220.5 ft (67.2 m),[2] breaking the previous Olympic Record of 209.7 ft (63.9 m)[2] set at the Munich Olympics in 1972 by Ruth Fuchs.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Marion Becker Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Athletics at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games: Women's Javelin Throw". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Glamour Events Begin at Olympics". The Ledger (via Google News). 22 July 1976. Retrieved 2009-08-07. "Four Gym golds for Soviet". The Spokesman-Review (via Google News). 24 July 1976. Retrieved 2009-08-07.