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Steffi Kraker
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Country represented

Flag of East Germany.png East Germany

Born

April 21 1960 (1960-04-21) (age 61)
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Kraker originally made the GDR National Team in 1976, the same year she was selected to represent East Germany at the Summer Olympics in Montreal.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
1975 GDR National Championships 4 3rd
Chunichi Cup 3rd
1976 GDR National Championships 6 2nd
Chunichi Cup 7
Tokyo Cup 2nd 2nd
Montreal Olympic Games 3rd
1977 GDR National Championships 1st
Chunichi Cup 2nd
Moscow News 4 4 3rd 6
Riga International 2nd 3rd 1st 3rd
Oviedo World Cup Final 2nd 5 3rd 2nd 2nd
Prague European Championships 9 4 3rd 5
1978 GDR National Championships 4
São Paulo World Cup Final 5 1st 7 6
Strasbourg World Championship 3rd 7 3rd 6
1979 GDR National Championships 4 7 2nd 3rd 5
Chunichi Cup 1st
Tokyo World Cup Final 5 4 1st 4
Forth Worth World Championships 3rd 7 3rd 4
1980 GDR National Championships 1st 2nd
Chunichi Cup 5 1st
Cottbus International 2nd 2nd 6
Toronto World Cup Final 3rd 2nd
Moscow Olympic Games 3rd 8 2nd 3rd
1981 GDR National Championships 4
Chunichi Cup 5 3rd 1st
Moscow World Championships 3rd 9 3rd
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