Ramona Balthasar
Personal information
Born (1964-01-09) 9 January 1964 (age 58)
Forst, Bezirk Cottbus, East Germany
Height177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
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]


  1. ^ Ramona Balthasar at World Rowing
  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). Vol. 42, no. 243. 15 October 1986. p. 6. Retrieved 23 September 2018.