Katarina Witt




Katarina Witt is a German former figure skater. A two-time Olympic champion, Witt is regarded as one of the greatest ladies' singles figure skaters of all time. Her Laureus profile states "she is remembered most for her overall athleticism, her charismatic appeal and her glamorous image on the ice." Witt won the first of her two Olympic gold medals for East Germany at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics, before winning a second at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. She is one of only two skaters to defend a ladies' singles Olympic title, the other being Norwegian Sonja Henie. Witt is a four-time World Champion and two-time World silver medalist. She won six consecutive European Championships, a feat only equalled by Sonja Henie among female skaters. Between 1984 and 1988, Witt won ten golds from eleven major international events, making her one of the most successful figure skaters.


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East German figure skaters
Olympic figure skaters of East Germany
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Olympic figure skaters of Germany
German female single skaters
Figure skaters at the 1988 Winter Olympics
Figure skaters at the 1984 Winter Olympics
Figure skaters at the 1994 Winter Olympics
Medalists at the 1984 Winter Olympics
Medalists at the 1988 Winter Olympics
Recipients of the Olympic Order
Olympic gold medalists for East Germany
Olympic medalists in figure skating
European Figure Skating Championships medalists
World Figure Skating Championships medalists
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