Fuchs, Ruth (1946–)

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Fuchs, Ruth (1946–)

East German track-and-field athlete. Name variations: Ruth Fuchs-Gamm. Born Dec 14, 1946, in East Germany.

Won a gold medal at Munich Olympics (1972) and a gold medal at Montreal Olympics (1976), both for javelin throw; also won the European title (1974, 1978) and World Cup (1977, 1979).

See also Women in World History.