Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Atlanta 1996
Games Results Sport Event
Atlanta 1996
#10 Fencing Foil, Individual
#3
Fencing Foil, Team
Barcelona 1992
Games Results Sport Event
Barcelona 1992
#2
Fencing Foil, Team
Seoul 1988
Games Results Sport Event
Seoul 1988
#1
Fencing Foil, Individual
#1
Fencing Foil, Team

Anja FICHTEL-MAURITZ

Germany
Fencing
Height
175 cm / 5'9''
Weight
62 kg / 136 pounds
Birth date
17 Aug 1968 Tauberbischofsheim, Germany
Gender
Female

Number of medals

4 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

3 Olympic Games

Anja FICHTEL-MAURITZ biography

At the 1988 Olympics, Anja Fichtel was the centre of a West German fencing triumph. She won the individual foil title – accompanied on the podium by compatriots Sabine Bau and Zita-Eva Funkenhauser – as well as the team title. These titles had not come as a complete surprise: Fichtel had won the individual world title at the 1986 championships, a title she would reclaim in 1990, while losing the 1989 final. The West German team, and later the unified German team, also heavily benefited from Fichtel’s presence, winning six World Championship medals, including three golds (1985, 1989, 1993). Fichtel also won two additional Olympic medals. The first of these, a team silver, came in Barcelona 1992, barely two months after giving birth to her first child. She had married Austrian fencer Merten Mauritz in 1990, and competed as Fichtel-Mauritz at the 1992 and 1996 Games. After her third Olympic appearance (bronze with the German team), she decided to retire, expecting her second child. Several years later, now divorced, she attempted a mostly unremarkable comeback.

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