Herma Bauma

Hermine “Herma” Bauma (* 23. Jänner 1915 in Vienna; † 9. February 2003 in Vienna) was a Austrian light athlete and Handballerin.

Bauma began only with 16 years with the Leichtathletiktraining, first in the Sprint as well as high and Weitsprung. By accident she came to the javelin and could successfully become generally accepted there already soon. 1936 qualified itself it with new European record of 45,71 m for the olympic plays in Berlin, where she missed bronze only by ten centimeters.

With the olympic plays 1948 in London it became Olympiasiegerin. Further it placed twice a new world record on (1947 48.21 m and 1948 48.63 m). 1950 won it with the European championship in Brussels the silver medal.

After the olympic plays 1952 in Helsinki (where it became ninth) it terminated its sport career. Up to its retirement 1977 it led the federal sports center southern part of the town with Vienna.

Herma Bauma got so far the only gold medal for Austria in a Leichtathletikbewerb with olympic plays.


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