Olympics The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany  

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This is a list of the greatest Olympic athletes from Germany, with photos when available. These are the best German Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. German athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which German Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from Germany is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

This list includes athletes such as Fabian Wegmann, Philipp Zwiener, Dirk Nowitzki and many additional athletes as well. In the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, figure skating duo Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot took home figure skating gold.

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite Germany Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Germany. After you are finished voting on this list, head on over and check out the best Olympic athletes from Norway.

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Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany

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Magdalena Neuner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Magdalena Neuner Women's 7.5 km Sprint, Women's 10 km Pursuit, Women's 12.5 km Mass Start

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Britta Steffen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Britta Steffen Women's 100m freestyle, Women's 50m freestyle

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Jan Ullrich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Jan Ullrich Men's Road cycling, individual road race, Men's Road Cycling

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Britta Heidemann is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Britta Heidemann Women's Épée individual

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Anni Friesinger-Postma is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Anni Friesinger-Postma Women's 1500m, Women's 3000 m, Women's 1000m

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Claudia Pechstein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Claudia Pechstein Women's 5000 m, Women's 3000 m

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Amelie Kober is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Amelie Kober Women's Parallel Giant Slalom

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Aliona Savchenko is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Aliona Savchenko Pair skating

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Laura Ludwig is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Laura Ludwig Women's Beach Volleyball

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Kati Wilhelm is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Kati Wilhelm Women's 10 km Pursuit, Women's 4x6 km Relay, Women's 12.5 km Mass Start

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Claudia Nystad is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Claudia Nystad Women's Individual Sprint, Women's Team Sprint, Women's 4x5 km Relay

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Fabian Hambüchen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Fabian Hambüchen Men's Horizontal bar

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Ariane Friedrich is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany

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Rainer Schüttler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Rainer Schüttler Men's Tennis, doubles

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Birgit Prinz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Birgit Prinz Women's football

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Robert Bartko is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Robert Bartko Men's Track cycling, Individual Pursuit

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Isabell Werth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Isabell Werth Dressage, team, Dressage

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Michael Uhrmann is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Michael Uhrmann Men's Team Large Hill

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Robin Szolkowy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Robin Szolkowy Pair skating

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Erik Zabel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Erik Zabel Men's Road cycling, individual road race

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Jenny Wolf is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Jenny Wolf Women's 500 m

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Maria Höfl-Riesch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Ari Aries added Maria Höfl-Riesch Women's Super Combined, Women's Slalom

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Alexander Resch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Alexander Resch Doubles

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Heike Henkel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Heike Henkel Women's High jump

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Jochen Hecht is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany

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Martina Glagow is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Martina Glagow Women's 10 km Pursuit, Women's 4x6 km Relay, Women's 15 km Individual

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Felix Neureuther is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany

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Jan Frodeno is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Jan Frodeno Men's Triathlon

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Jens Voigt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Jens Voigt Men's Road cycling, individual road race

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Benjamin Kleibrink is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Benjamin Kleibrink Men's Foil individual

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Sara Goller is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Sara Goller Women's Beach Volleyball

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Andrea Henkel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Andrea Henkel Women's 4x6 km Relay, Women's 15 km Individual

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Sandra Smisek is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany

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Ronny Ackermann is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Ronny Ackermann Men's Nordic Combined Sprint

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Matthias Steiner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Matthias Steiner Men's Weightlifting, Super Heavyweight + 105kg

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Alexander Grimm is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Alexander Grimm Men's K-1 (kayak single)

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David Möller is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
David Möller Men's Singles

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Uwe Peschel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany

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Judith Hesse is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany

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Hanka Kupfernagel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Hanka Kupfernagel Women's Road cycling, individual road race

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Benjamin Behrla is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Benjamin Behrla Men's Judo, 90 - 100kg (half-heavyweight)

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Robert Lehmann is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany

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Thomas Lurz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Thomas Lurz Men's Swimming, marathon 10km

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Max Götze is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Max Götze Men's Track cycling, Team Pursuit (4000m)

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Adolf Jäger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany

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Paul Günther is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Paul Günther Men's 3 metre springboard

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Andreas Klöden is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Andreas Klöden Men's Road cycling, individual road race

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Anja Huber is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Anja Huber Women's Skeleton

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Hinrich Romeike is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Hinrich Romeike Eventing, team, Eventing