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Birgit Fischer

Birgit Fischer

Birgit Fischer is a German kayaker, who has won eight gold medals over six different Olympic Games, a record she shares with Aladár Gerevich, spanning seven Olympiads: twice representing East Germany, then four times representing the reunited nation. After both the 1988 and 2000 games, she announced her retirement, only to return for the subsequent games. She has been both the youngest- and oldest-ever Olympic canoeing champion. In 2004 she was voted German sportswoman of the year. Fischer was born in Brandenburg an der Havel, then in East Germany. She attended an ASK boarding school in Potsdam, and worked as a sports instructor in the National People's Army, attaining a rank of ... more on Wikipedia

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