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. As a volleyball player, she represents Bayer Leverkusen in the Erste Volleyball-Bundesliga, the highest tier of German volleyball.
Molitor in 2015
|Born||8 November 1983|
Bedburg, West Germany
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||77 kg (170 lb)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Club||Bayer 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. 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.
|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|
- "111. Deutsche Leichtathletik-Meisterschaften" (PDF). Deutscher Leichtathletik-Verband (in German). 24 July 2011.
- "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.
- 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.
- Official website (in German)
- Katharina Molitor at World Athletics
- Katharina Molitor at DLV (in German)
- Katharina Molitor at the International Olympic Committee
- Katharina Molitor at the Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund (in German)
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