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Steffi Kraker
Steffi Kraker

Country represented

Flag of East Germany East Germany

Born

April 21 1960 (1960-04-21) (age 57)
Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

Current status

Retired

Stefanie "Steffi" Kraker (born April 21, 1960 in Leipzig, Saxony) is a retired East German gymnast. She represented East Germany at the 1976 and 1980 Summer Olympics.

Career

Kraker originally made the GDR National Team in 1976, the same year she was selected to represent East Germany at the Summer Olympics in Montreal. In Montreal Kraker helped her team win a bronze medal in the team competition. By 1977 Kraker was a major member of the GDR team and won the East German all-around national title. Later that year she won a bronze medal on uneven bars at the European Championships. In 1978 she attended the World Championships in Strasbourg where she won bronze medals in both the team event and on vault. She repeated this accomplishment at the 1979 World Championships in Forth Worth. Kraker was selected for the 1980 East German Olympic team. At the Games in Moscow she helped the East German team win a bronze medal in the team event. She also won a silver medal on vault and a bronze medal on the uneven bars. Kraker's last major international competition was the 1981 World Championships in Moscow. Here she won two more bronze medals, one in the team event and another on vault. 

Kraker is currently a practicing psychologist in her hometown of Leipzig. 

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
1975GDR National Championships43rd
Chunichi Cup3rd
1976GDR National Championships62nd
Chunichi Cup7
Tokyo Cup2nd2nd
Montreal Olympic Games3rd
1977GDR National Championships1st
Chunichi Cup2nd
Moscow News443rd6
Riga International2nd3rd1st3rd
Oviedo World Cup Final2nd53rd2nd2nd
Prague European Championships943rd5
1978GDR National Championships4
São Paulo World Cup Final51st76
Strasbourg World Championship3rd73rd6
1979GDR National Championships472nd3rd5
Chunichi Cup1st
Tokyo World Cup Final541st4
Forth Worth World Championships3rd73rd4
1980GDR National Championships1st2nd
Chunichi Cup51st
Cottbus International2nd2nd6
Toronto World Cup Final3rd2nd
Moscow Olympic Games3rd82nd3rd
1981GDR National Championships4
Chunichi Cup53rd1st
Moscow World Championships3rd93rd

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