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Former javelin thrower Ruth Fuchs sits in her living room / Photo: Martin Schutt/dpa/Archivbild

Double Olympic javelin champion Ruth Fuchs dies at age 76

The former Thuringian world-class athlete Ruth Fuchs has died at the age of 76. Fuchs was the first woman to throw a javelin over 60 meters and won a total of eleven GDR championship titles and two Olympic victories. After her athletic career, Fuchs was politically active and ran a fashion business.