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  • News | Olympic News

    Words of Olympians: Birgit Fischer - Class of her own in a kayak

    Over the course of three glorious decades, German kayaker Birgit Fischer put together the finest career her sport has ever seen. Eight times a gold medallist at the six Games in which she appeared, Fischer regards Barcelona 1992 as the pinnacle of her Olympic odyssey.
    15 Apr 2015 | Olympic News
  • News | Nanjing 2014

    Canoe-kayak slalom in Nanjing: France buoyed by double success

    Quickly adapting to a new format, which had them launching themselves from a ramp before negotiating eight buoys on identical adjacent courses, the athletes competing in the canoe and kayak slalom events at Nanjing 2014 served up some breath-taking action.  
    10 Oct 2014 | Nanjing 2014, YOG, Olympic News, Canoe Sprint
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Fischer maintains remarkable canoeing run

    Birgit Fischer arrived in Sydney as an international canoeing legend. She had been winning Olympic medals for an extraordinary 20 years. Competing for East Germany she had won her first gold back in 1980, and taken two more golds and a silver in 1988.
    09 Oct 2014 | Sydney 2000
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Canoeing - Birgit Fischer (GER)

    Birgit Fischer arrived in Sydney as an international canoeing legend. She had been winning Olympic medals for an extraordinary 20 years. Competing for East Germany she had won her first gold back in 1980, and taken two more golds and a silver in 1988.
    09 Oct 2014 | Sydney 2000
  • News | Nanjing 2014

    Belarusians lead canoe-kayak medal charge on Day 8

    Belarus paddlers braved stormy skies, turbulent waters and gusting wind to claim two of the day’s four gold medals in the Nanjing 2014 canoe-kayak competition on 24 August.
    24 Aug 2014 | Nanjing 2014, YOG, Olympic News
  • News | Turin 2006

    Biathlete Fischer bows out in style

    After a 15-year career in international biathlon, Sven Fischer’s Olympic medal haul was impressive. He’d won five medals at three Games, including a team gold in 1994 and again in 1998. In Turin, though, he was to achieve his greatest success with two gold medals to provide the finale to his glittering career.
    14 May 2014 | Turin 2006, Germany, Biathlon, Olympic News
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