At a glance

3 Dec 1965 Staaken
165 cm / 55 kg 5'5'' / 121 pounds
Female
As a gold medalist in 1984 and 1988 Katarina Witt of Germany (and East Germany) became the first woman figure skater to retain an Olympic title since Sonja Henie. She was also a four-time World Champion (1984-85, 1987-88) and after taking the Olympic and world titles in 1988 she turned professional. With the return to Olympic eligibility of professionals Witt took part in the Winter Games for a third time in 1994, but some of the magic of the earlier days had gone and she finished in 7th place. Witt became enormously wealthy because of her talent, but also because...

As a gold medalist in 1984 and 1988 Katarina Witt of Germany (and East Germany) became the first woman figure skater to retain an Olympic title since Sonja Henie. She was also a four-time World Champion (1984-85, 1987-88) and after taking the Olympic and world titles in 1988 she turned professional. With the return to Olympic eligibility of professionals Witt took part in the Winter Games for a third time in 1994, but some of the magic of the earlier days had gone and she finished in 7th place. Witt became enormously wealthy because of her talent, but also because of her beauty, which attracted many commercial endorsements.

Katarina in numbers

3
Olympics
Olympics
2
medals
Gold medal:2 Silver medal: Bronze medal:
  • Lillehammer
    Lillehammer 1994
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Lillehammer
    Lillehammer 1994
    • 7
      Figure Skating
      Singles
  • Calgary
    Calgary 1988
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Calgary
    Calgary 1988
    • 1 Gold medal
      Figure Skating
      Singles
  • Sarajevo
    Sarajevo 1984
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Sarajevo
    Sarajevo 1984
    • 1 Gold medal
      Figure Skating
      Singles

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