Mauermayer, Gisela (1913–1995)

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Mauermayer, Gisela (1913–1995)

German discus thrower. Name variations: Maürmayer. Born Nov 24, 1913, in Germany; died Jan 9, 1995.

Heaved the discus 158'6' to set a world record that remained unbroken for 12 years; won a gold medal for discus at Munich Olympics (1936); became a schoolteacher and high-ranking member of the Nazi women's organization; following WWII, lost job because of Nazi affiliation; returned to school, receiving a doctoral degree from Zoological Institute of Munich University, specializing in study of ants.