competed in 1988-2000 as
B. 1962-02-25, Germany
Canoeing (8 gold, 4 silver)
|K1 - 500 m||gold||silver||gold||fourth||27600|
|K2 - 500 m||gold||silver||gold||silver||23400|
|K4 - 500 m||gold||silver||gold||gold||gold||29600|
In 1980 she became the youngest-ever Olympic Canoeing winner. She won all
three events at the World Championships of 1981, 82, 83, 85 and 87 (she took
off 1986 to have a baby), and would undoubtably have won three golds at Los
Angeles but for the East German boycott of the 1984 games. If she had done
this, she would have scored 126400 HP and be ranked first on the all-time
In Sydney, she became only the fifth athlete in history to win gold at 5 olympic games, the second (after Stephen Redgrave earlier during those games) to do so in an "endurance event". I don't know whether she also got a special olympic pin from Juan Antonio Samaranch.
After Sydney, she retired and did not race for 3 years, becoming coach of the national team. But eight months before Athina, a photographer asked her to sit in a boat again. She did, and the butterflies came back. A few months later "her head had agreed with her belly" and in Athina, she shattered all records by claiming yet another gold in the K4, and a silver in the K2
Her husband Jörg won silver in the C1 1000 m in 1988. She has since divorced but keeps the name.
Equestrianism - Dressage (3 silver, 2 bronze)
There was no team competition at Roma.
Olympic Competitor nr 1785
Fencing - Épée
Olympic Competitor nr 3582
B. 1967, Germany
Biathlon (4 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
|10 km + 12.5 km Pursuit||12th||bronze||1950|
|15 km Mass Start||17th||4|
|4 x 7.5 km||gold||gold||silver||gold||10800|
Member of the German Biathlon Relay team that won gold in Lillehammer, Nagano and Torino.
Olympic Competitor nr 6015
B. 1892-05-04; D. 1963-05-23, Honolulu, Haw., USA.
Shooting (5 gold)
|Free Rifle, 3 positions||gold||gold||14400|
|Free Rifle, prone||gold|
|Free Rifle, team||gold||gold||3200|
|Military Rifle, 300m, prone, team||gold||400|
Fisher began serious competitive shooting in 1911, his first year in the US Marine Corps. During the 1920's, the USA entered twelve teams in international competitions (9 ISA, 2 Olympics, 1 Pan-American) and Fisher was in every one of them.
Olympic Competitor nr 6804
Olympic Competitor nr 1358
Written 2001-01-25 - last modified 2011-08-14
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