Chile Olympic Committee Honours Marlene Athrens Ostertag

by | Dec 31, 2021

In honour of Chile’s only female Olympic medallist, Marlene Ahrens Ostertag, the Chilean Olympic Committee has renamed one of their training centres after the javelin legend.

At the 1956 Summer Olympic Games, Ostertag made Chilean history after claiming a silver medal in javelin throw, becoming the first and only Chilean woman to ever win an Olympic medal.

In 2020, the Olympian passed away and since then, the Chilean Olympic Committee held consultations on how best they could recognise their heroine.

After deliberations, the Committee resolved that the Olympic Training Centre in Nunoa would include her name.

Ostertag’s daughter, Karin Ebensperger, expressed her gratitude saying: “It is an undeniable fact that (my mother) is the only female Olympic medallist that Chile has, but I am grateful to Chile Olympic Committee, PanathlonChile and national sports federations in Chile for this important recognition.”

 

Photo 1 Caption: In honour of Chile’s only female Olympic medallist, Marlene Ahrens Ostertag, the Chilean Olympic Committee has renamed one of their training centres after the javelin legend. Photo: Chile Olympic Committee (Twitter)

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