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About Katarina Witt
Katarina Witt is a retired famous German figure skater. During the 1980s, she was arguably the best female figure skater on the planet.
Background & Early Life
She is from Staaken, Germany. The skater was first educated at a school in Chemnitz. She then enrolled at Kinder- und Jugendsportschule, a school specifically made to train athletically gifted children.
Coached by one of the world’s best figure skating coaches, Jutta Müller, she began her career in the 1970s and skated for SC Karl-Marx-Stadt club. From the beginning of her career, she was very hardworking and trained at least six hours for six days a week.
She made her first appearance at an international competition in 1979 during the European championships. However, she won her first medal (silver) at the 1981-82 World and European Championships. She went on to win four gold titles at the World Championships (1988, 1987, 1985, and 1984).
She is a two-time Winter Olympic champion, having won gold at the 1984 and 1998 Winter Olympics. As of 2021, Witt is among the only two female skaters to win six consecutive European Championships (1983 to 1988).
She is a World Figure Skating Hall of Famer.
After her retirement, she worked in the movie and television industry.
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Famous quotes by Katarina Witt
I started the class late. The teacher said I would have to learn as much in half a year that the others learned in a year. I did it.Katarina Witt
Money was never the motivation. It never should be in sports.Katarina Witt
Sometimes I even now feel like a stranger in my country. But I knew there would be problems because I had seen the world as a skater. And now? A lot of people in eastern Germany have lost jobs, rents went up, food costs went up, unemployment went to 20 percent. Freedom is good, but it is not easy.Katarina Witt
When you're young, you don't think very far ahead. You just think in terms of the next day, the next week, the next competition. You don't think about injuries that could threaten your long-term health.Katarina Witt
F.A.Q. about Katarina Witt
When is her birthday?
Katarina Witt's birthday is on December 3, 1965.
In how many days is her birthday?
Katarina's birthday is in 37 days
How old is she?
She is 55 years old.
Where is Katarina from?
She was born in Berlin, Germany.
Katarina Witt's Popularity
Katarina Witt is a famous German figure skater, who was born on December 3, 1965. As a person born on this date, Katarina Witt is listed in our database as the 51st most popular celebrity for the day (December 3) and the 146th most popular for the year (1965).
People born on December 3 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Katarina Witt is the 1261st most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Katarina Witt's birthday, Katarina Witt is the 194th most famous German and ranks 12th in famous people born in Berlin, Germany.
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