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Luge Family mourns the death of Anna-Maria Muller

2009-09-04 15:07:00

03.09.09 - Friedrichroda(pps) The international Luge Family mourns the death of Anna-Maria Müller. The Olympic champion of the Winter Games in 1972 in Sapporo, Japan and the European champion of 1979 died at the age of 60, as the BRC 05 Friedrichroda has announced in Berlin on August 23.

In 1960 Anna-Maria Müller won Silver at the World Championships in Königssee and again, in 1972, Bronze at the European Championships. She ended her career in luge after winning Gold in Sapporo. After finishing her studies in pharmacy, she took up residence in Berlin to work as a pharmacist.

As resettlers, Anna-Maria Müller and her family moved from the Bohemian Mountains to the luge stronghold Friedrichroda in Thuringia. A media campaign at her school brought her to the luge sport, where her trainer Hugo Oberhoffner was training other talents. In 1966 Anna-Maria became the runner-up European Champion as a Junior of the Sports Club Traktor Oberwiesenthal. In 1967 she was DDR champion and again in 1969.

(Credit: FIL)

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