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Steffi Martin

Steffi Martin
Oberhof, East Germany.
Medal record
Women's Luge
Competitor for  East Germany
Olympic Games
Gold 1984 Sarajevo Women's singles
Gold 1988 Calgary Women's singles
World Championships
Gold 1983 Lake Placid Women's singles
Gold 1985 Oberhof Women's singles
World Cup Championships
Gold 1983-84 Women's singles
European Championships
Silver 1982 Winterberg Women's singles
Silver 1986 Hammarstrand Women's singles

Steffi Martin (later as Steffi Walter, born 17 September 1962, Bad Schlema, Saxony) is an East German luger who competed during the 1980s. She won gold medals in the women's singles event, first at Sarajevo in 1984 under her maiden name Martin, then became the first woman to repeat as Olympic champion at Calgary in 1988 under her married name Walter.

Martin also won two gold medals in the women's singles event at the FIL World Luge Championships (1983, 1985). She also won two silver medals in the women's singles event at the FIL European Luge Championships (1982, 1986).

Martin was overall Luge World Cup champion in women's singles in 1983-4 (shared with fellow East German Bettina Schmidt).


  • Great Olympians
  • Fuzilogik Sports - Winter Olympic results - Women's luge
  • results on Olympic champions in luge and skelton.
  • Hickok sports information on World champions in luge and skeleton.
  • List of European luge champions (German)
  • List of women's singles luge World Cup champions since 1978.
  • information on World champions in luge (French)

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