Karin Buttner-Janz

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Birthday
17, 1952
Birthplace
Germany
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
17, 1952 (age 67)
Birthplace
Germany

About

German former Olympic gymnast who won gold medals in the vault and uneven bars at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. She won the East German Sportswoman of the Year Award in 1967 and 1972.

Before Fame

She broke onto the European gymnastics scene in 1967 by winning a bronze medal in the vault at the European Championships.

Trivia

Following her gymnastics career, she pursued a medical career and became Chief Physician at Vivantes hospital.

Family Life

Her father, Guido, was her first gymnastics coach.

Associated With

He and Ecaterina Szabo are both Olympic Champions in the women's vault.