SCHAEFER-BETZ Pauline
Germany
GER
Title
Ms
Lastname
SCHAEFER-BETZ
Firstname
Pauline
Gender
female
Country
Germany
Place of birth
Saarbruecken
Year of birth
1997 (27 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
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Nickname
Turntussi (tag24.de, 24 Jul 2021)
Previous names
Pauline Schafer-Betz
Occupation
Athlete
Spoken languages
English, German
Club
KTV Chemnitz: Germany
Coach
Kay-Uwe Temme [club]; Gerben Wiersma [national], NED
Sporting relatives
Her younger sister Helene represented Germany in artistic gymnastics at the 2016 European Junior Championships in Bern, Switzerland. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Sep 2017; fig-gymnastics.com, 13 Jan 2017)
International senior debut
2013
Injuries
She was affected by ankle and shoulder problems ahead of the 2022 European Championships in Munich, Germany, but was still able to compete at the tournament. Her ankle injury later led to her withdrawing from the 2022 World Championships in Liverpool, England. (dtb.de, 22 Oct 2022; deutsche-turnliga.de, 11 Aug 2022)

An ankle injury forced her to withdraw from the 2018 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (gymnovosti.com, 15 Oct 2018; dtb.de, 09 Oct 2018)

She suffered a minor shoulder injury in March 2016. (saarbruecker-zeitung.de, 31 Mar 2016)

In January 2015 she injured her shoulder during a routine on uneven bars. (gymmedia.de, 06 Mar 2015)
Start sporting career
She took up the sport at age five at the TV Pflugscheid-Hixberg club in Riegelsberg, Germany.
Reason for taking up the sport
"My three brothers did gymnastics, and I wanted to try it out as well."
Ambitions
To compete in the all-around competition at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (intlgymnast.com, 16 Dec 2021)
Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver on balance beam at the 2021 World Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan. (intlgymnast.com, 16 Dec 2021)
Awards
She was named the 2015 Sportswoman of the Year in Saarland, Germany. (gymmedia.de, 23 Nov 2015)
Additional information
IMPORTANT MEDAL
Although she won gold on balance beam at the world championships in 2017, she places greater importance on her silver medal from the 2021 edition of the tournament. "It is so amazing to have a medal of every colour [after she also won world championship bronze in 2015] and I'm really proud of it, but the silver medal has the highest significance. The last years and months were really tough for me, and this medal shows that I am stronger than ever, and that's why it is so important for me. I proved to myself that I still can be world class. After Tokyo [the 2020 Olympic Games] I was a bit frustrated that I didn't make the beam final. I struggled with my backwards element and my routine wasn't that stable. After the Olympics I decided to train the fearful element again because I wanted to show the world that I can do it better. Well, it worked." (intlgymnast.com, 16 Dec 2021)

NAMED ELEMENT
The International Gymnastics Federation [FIG] added an element named after her to the Code of Points for balance beam. The element involves a salto sideward tucked with half turn and take off from one leg to side stand. (mentalfloss.com, 05 Aug 2016; flogymnastics.com, 03 Apr 2016; mdr.de, 01 Mar 2015; general-anzeiger-bonn.de, 06 Oct 2014)

Last update : 2024-04-25

Olympic Games

2021 - Games of the XXXII Olympiad TOKYO (JPN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
50
Score Qualif.
51.565 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
66
Score Qualif.
11.933
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
36
Score Qualif.
12.966
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
42
Score Qualif.
12.733
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
161.162

2016 - Games of the XXXI Olympiad RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
64
Score Qualif.
43.100 
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
14.400
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
14.300
Team
Rank Final
6
Score Final
173.672
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
173.263
World Championships

2023 - 52nd FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ANTWERP (BEL)

All-Around
Rank Final
24
Score Final
49.932 
Rank Qualif.
20
Score Qualif.
52.731 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
40
Score Qualif.
12.966
Balance Beam
Rank Final
8
Score Final
12.800
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.066
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
41
Score Qualif.
12.733
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
157.128

2021 - 50th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships KITAKYUSHU (JPN)

Balance Beam
Rank Final
2
Score Final
13.800
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
13.733
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
12.866

2019 - 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
229
Score Qualif.
11.800 
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
77
Score Qualif.
11.800
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
161.897

2017 - 47th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships MONTREAL (CAN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
97
Score Qualif.
26.333 
Balance Beam
Rank Final
1
Score Final
13.533
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
13.433
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
22
Score Qualif.
12.900

2015 - 46th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
19
Score Final
54.965 
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
55.799 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
56
Score Qualif.
13.233
Balance Beam
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.133
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
14.300
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
38
Score Qualif.
13.733
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
219.261

2014 - 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships NANNING (CHN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
41
Score Qualif.
52.898 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
104
Score Qualif.
12.433
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
51
Score Qualif.
13.233
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
101
Score Qualif.
12.566
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
216.969

2013 - 44th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ANTWERP (BEL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
95
Score Qualif.
26.933 
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
19
Score Qualif.
13.904
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
31
Score Qualif.
12.900
World Challenge Cup

2022 - FIG World Challenge Cup 2022 OSIJEK (CRO)

Balance Beam
Rank Final
1
Score Final
13.366
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
12.066
Continental Championships

2022 - 2022 Senior European Championships MUNICH (GER)

Balance Beam
Rank Final
5
Score Final
13.200
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
13.166
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
12.766

2019 - 8th European Individual Championships SZCZECIN (POL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
78
Score Qualif.
26.932 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
20
Score Qualif.
13.266
Balance Beam
Rank Final
6
Score Final
11.700
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
13.666

2018 - 32nd Senior European Championships GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
46
Score Final
39.166 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
22
Score Qualif.
12.900
Balance Beam
Rank Final
6
Score Final
12.400
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
13.500
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
12.766

2017 - 7th European Individual Championships CLUJ NAPOCA (ROU)

All-Around
Rank Final
20
Score Final
50.998 
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
51.465 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
6
Score Final
13.533
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
13.133

2015 - 6th European Individual Championships 2015 MONTPELLIER (FRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
92
Score Qualif.
14.333 
Balance Beam
Rank Final
7
Score Final
13.100
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.333

2014 - European Championships 2014 SOFIA (BUL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
44
Score Qualif.
41.499 
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
14.066
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
13.833
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
19
Score Qualif.
13.600
Team
Rank Final
4
Score Final
166.796
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
166.695
World / Challenge Cup

2017 - 42nd Turnier der Meister FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup COTTBUS (GER)

Balance Beam
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.000
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
13.600
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
3
Score Final
13.500
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
13.200

2017 - FIG EnBW DTB-Pokal Individual All-Around World Cup 2017 STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
4
Score Final
53.231 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Test Events Olympic Games

2016 - Aquece Rio Final Gymnastics Qualifier (Test Event) RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
67
Score Qualif.
42.632 
Balance Beam
Rank Final
6
Score Final
13.700
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
14.500
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
5
Score Final
12.900
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
13.766
Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
223.977
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
World / Challenge Cup

2016 - EnBW DTB-POKAL World Cup 2016 C II STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
54.698 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2015 - 39th Turnier der Meister World Challenge Cup 2015 COTTBUS (GER)

Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
13.066

2014 - Glasgow 2014 World Cup C II GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
8
Score Final
53.365 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-