Katarina Witt

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Date of Birth December 3, 1965
Place of Birth Berlin, Germany
Age 54 years old
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Katarina Witt

Katarina Witt is a retired German figure skater. Witt won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany, first at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and the second at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. She is a four-time World Champion and two-time World silver medalist. Witt 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: two Olympics, four out of five World championships, and six European championships. Her competitive record makes her one of the most successful figure skaters of all time. Since retirement from skating, Witt has worked in film and television.

Born: December 3, 1965, Staaken, East Germany
Former coach: Jutta Müller
Skating club: SC Karl-Marx-Stadt
Retired: 1988 and 1994
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About Katarina Witt

East-Berlin-born figure skater and model who won gold medals in the 1984 Sarajevo and 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

Before Fame

She went to Kinder-und Jugendsportschule, a school for the athletically gifted.

Achievement

She was selected as a judge on the hit British TV show Dancing On Ice.

Family Life

Her parents are Manfred and Katja and she grew up with a brother, Axel.

Associations

She had a cameo, playing herself, in the 1996 hit movie Jerry Maguire, co-produced by James L. Brooks.

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