Katharina Molitor

Katharina Molitor (born 8 November 1983) is a German sportswoman who competes as a javelin thrower and volleyball player. As a javelin thrower, she is a World Champion, having won gold in 2015, and her personal best throw is 67.69 m.[1] As a volleyball player, she represents Bayer Leverkusen in the Erste Volleyball-Bundesliga, the highest tier of German volleyball.[2]

Katharina Molitor
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Molitor in 2015
Personal information
Born (1983-11-08) 8 November 1983 (age 36)
Bedburg, West Germany
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb)
Country Germany
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Javelin throw
ClubBayer 04 Leverkusen
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)67.69 m (2015)

She is a two-time Olympian, having competed in the javelin throw for Germany at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. She finished eighth in 2008, and improved to sixth in 2012.[3] She won gold at the 2010 German Championships and has since competed in every European and World Championships. Her best result is first place at the 2015 World Championships.

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Germany
2005 European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany 2nd 57.01 m
2007 Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 6th 58.19 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 8th 59.64 m
2009 Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 4th 59.41 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 4th 63.81 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 5th 64.32 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 60.99 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 6th 62.89 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 13th (q) 60.32 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 9th 58.00 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 1st 67.69 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 4th 63.20 m
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 7th 63.75 m
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 15th (q) 58.00 m


  1. ^ "111. Deutsche Leichtathletik-Meisterschaften" (PDF). Deutscher Leichtathletik-Verband (in German). 24 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Leverkusen kehrt nach zwei Jahren Pause zurück auf die Erstliga-Bühne". Deutsche Volleyball-Liga (DVL) (in German). 6 October 2011. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 9 October 2011.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Katharina Molitor". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2015-07-07.

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