Ramona Balthasar
Personal information
Born (1964-01-09) 9 January 1964 (age 57)
Forst, Bezirk Cottbus, East Germany
Height177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Sport
SportRowing
ClubSG Dynamo Potsdam
SC Dynamo Berlin
Medal record

Ramona Balthasar (born 9 January 1964) is a German rower.

Balthasar was born in 1964[1] in Forst, Bezirk Cottbus, East Germany.[2] She initially competed for SG Dynamo Potsdam and was chosen for the 1984 Summer Olympics but did not compete due to the Eastern Bloc boycott.[3] During 1985, she changed to SC Dynamo Berlin. At the 1985 World Rowing Championships in Hazewinkel, she became world champion in the quad scull boat class.[4] She changed from sculling to sweep rowing and at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, she won gold with the women's eight.[5] At the 1989 World Rowing Championships in Bled, she won silver in the same boat class.[4]

In October 1986, she was awarded a Patriotic Order of Merit in gold (first class) for her sporting success.[6] Balthasar studied medicine.[3]

References

  1. ^ Ramona Balthasar at World Rowing (archived)
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Ramona Balthasar". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b Kluge, Volker (2004). Das große Lexikon der DDR-Sportler: Die 1000 erfolgreichsten und populärsten Sportlerinnen und Sportler aus der DDR, ihre Erfolge, Medaillen und Biographien [The big lexicon of the GDR athletes: The 1000 most successful and popular athletes from the GDR, their successes, medals and biographies.] (in German). Berlin: Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf Verlag. p. 22. ISBN 3-89602-538-4.
  4. ^ a b RRK 08 Rudern – Deutsche Rudererfolge bei Weltmeisterschaften
  5. ^ RRK 08 Rudern – Deutsche Rudererfolge bei Olympia
  6. ^ "Hohe staatliche Auszeichnungen verliehen" [Awarded high state awards]. Neues Deutschland (in German). 42 (243). 15 October 1986. p. 6. Retrieved 23 September 2018.