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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47 19
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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24 8
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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24 9
Boris Becker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
julian-matthias added Boris Becker

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17 4
David Storl is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
julian-matthias added David Storl Men's Shot put

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17 5
Angelique Kerber is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
julian-matthias added Angelique Kerber

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Katarina Witt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
julian-matthias added Katarina Witt Women's Singles

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17 6
Britta Heidemann is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Britta Heidemann Women's Épée individual

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14 4
Aline Focken is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
julian-matthias added Aline Focken

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12 3
Amelie Kober is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Amelie Kober Women's Parallel Giant Slalom

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19 10
Jan Ullrich is listed (or ranked) 11 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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11 3
Sebastian Brendel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
julian-matthias added Sebastian Brendel Men's C-1 1000m (canoe single)

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Claudia Pechstein is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Claudia Pechstein Women's 5000 m, Women's 3000 m

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Kati Wilhelm is listed (or ranked) 14 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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10 3
Severin Freund is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
julian-matthias added Severin Freund Men's Team Large Hill

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Ludger Beerbaum is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
julian-matthias added Ludger Beerbaum Jumping, individual

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10 3
Birgit Fischer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
julian-matthias added Birgit Fischer Women's K-1 500m (kayak single)

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11 4
Georg Hackl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
julian-matthias added Georg Hackl Men's Singles

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12 5
Laura Ludwig is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Laura Ludwig Women's Beach Volleyball

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13 6
Anni Friesinger-Postma is listed (or ranked) 20 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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17 10
Ariane Friedrich is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany

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Heike Drechsler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
julian-matthias added Heike Drechsler Women's Athletics, 100m, Women's Athletics

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9 3
Fabian Riessle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
julian-matthias added Fabian Riessle Men's Individual (LH/10km), Men's Team Relay

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10 4
Claudia Nystad is listed (or ranked) 24 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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8 3
Gesa Felicitas Krause is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
julian-matthias added Gesa Felicitas Krause

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11 6
Robert Bartko is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Robert Bartko Men's Track cycling, Individual Pursuit

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9 4
Aliona Savchenko is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Aliona Savchenko Pair skating

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8 3
Rainer Schüttler is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Rainer Schüttler Men's Tennis, doubles

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6 1
Marc Zwiebler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
julian-matthias added Marc Zwiebler

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12 8
Birgit Prinz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Birgit Prinz Women's football

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11 7
Isabell Werth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Isabell Werth Dressage, team, Dressage

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10 6
Michael Uhrmann is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Michael Uhrmann Men's Team Large Hill

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9 5
Erik Zabel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Erik Zabel Men's Road cycling, individual road race

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8 4
Jenny Wolf is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Jenny Wolf Women's 500 m

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8 4
Fabian Hambüchen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Fabian Hambüchen Men's Horizontal bar

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7 3
Maria Höfl-Riesch is listed (or ranked) 36 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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7 3
Michael Stich is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
julian-matthias added Michael Stich

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6 2
Christina Obergföll is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
julian-matthias added Christina Obergföll Women's Javelin throw

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6 2
Sven Fischer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
julian-matthias added Sven Fischer Men's 10 km Sprint, Men's 12.5 km Pursuit, Men's 20 km Individual

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6 2
Sven Hannawald is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
julian-matthias added Sven Hannawald Men's Individual Normal Hill

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6 2
Sabine Spitz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
julian-matthias added Sabine Spitz Women's Mountain Biking, Cross-Country

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6 2
Anke Huber is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
julian-matthias added Anke Huber

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6 2
Betty Heidler is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
julian-matthias added Betty Heidler

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10 7
Jochen Hecht is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany

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8 5
Martina Glagow is listed (or ranked) 45 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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8 5
Robin Szolkowy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Robin Szolkowy Pair skating

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7 4
Felix Neureuther is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany

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6 3
Robert Harting is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
julian-matthias added Robert Harting

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6 3
Alexander Resch is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
Alexander Resch Doubles

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5 2
André Greipel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Germany
julian-matthias added André Greipel