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  • 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, Germany, Canoe Sprint
  • 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 | Olympic News

    Record-breaking kayaker Birgit Fischer unveils secrets to success

    Kayaker Birgit Fischer won her first Olympic gold medal aged 18. Twenty-four years later, aged 42, she won her eighth. The German record-setter is undoubtedly one of the greatest athletes of all-time and her story is well worth listening to.
    29 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Canoe Sprint, FISCHER, Birgit, Germany
  • News | Olympic News

    Olympic values: Q&A with record-setters Latynina and Fischer

    Ukraine’s Larisa Latynina and Germany’s Birgit Fischer are two of the most successful Olympians of all time, winning a quite extraordinary 30 Olympic medals between them. Here, the gymnast and the kayaker reflect on their respective careers and share tales of Olympism in action. 
    15 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Rowing, Gymnastics
  • 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, Germany, Canoe Sprint
  • Birgit Fischer - Class of her own in a kayak | Video

    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.
  • Birgit Fischer Becomes an Olympic Kayaking Legend | Video

    Birgit Fischer Becomes an Olympic Kayaking Legend

    Birgit Fischer is a kayaking legend and one of the greatest Olympic athletes of all time. During his Olympic career she has claimed 12 Olympic medals (8 golds and 4 silvers), and she has competed in 6 different Olympic Games. Fischer is the most decorated kayaking athlete and the only woman to have won Olympic medals 20 years apart. Birgit Fischer (GDR, GER) - Canoe Kayak Flatwater - Moscow 1980, Seoul 1988, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000
  • Birgit Fischer, a kayaking legend | Video

    Birgit Fischer, a kayaking legend

    Birgit Fischer’s achievements in kayaking make her one of the greatest Olympic athletes of all time. She is also the only woman to win Olympic medals 20 years apart.
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 trap and skeet events crown five new champions

    The five trap and skeet events at Rio 2016 threw up plenty of suspense and produced some notable champions, from Australia’s Catherine Skinner, the youngest of the lot at 26, to the Independent Olympic Athlete Abdullah Al-Rashidi, the oldest at 52. Also making the headlines was evergreen American shooter Kimberly Rhode, who won an individual medal for the sixth Games in a row, an Olympic record.
    10 Nov 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Shooting
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