Birgit Fischer

1962 - Today

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Birgit Fischer (German pronunciation: [ˈbɪʁɡɪt ˈfɪʃɐ] (listen); born 25 February 1962) is a former German kayaker, who has won eight gold medals over six different Olympic Games, a record she shares with Aladár Gerevich, spanning seven Olympiads: twice representing East Germany (interrupted by the boycott of 1984), then four times representing the reunited nation. After both the 1988 and 2000 games, she announced her retirement, only to return for the subsequent games. She has been both the youngest- and oldest-ever Olympic canoeing champion (ages 18 and 42). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Birgit Fischer has received more than 95,658 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Birgit Fischer is the 424th most popular athlete (up from 454th in 2019), the 3,739th most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,905th in 2019) and the 26th most popular German Athlete.

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Among athletes, Birgit Fischer ranks 424 out of 3,055Before her are Martin Fourcade, Wilhelmina von Bremen, Manuel Plaza, Eliud Kipchoge, Maurice Schilles, and Vilho Tuulos. After her are Edwin Flack, Morris Kirksey, Ivanka Khristova, Aleksandr Baryshnikov, Eero Lehtonen, and Rune Larsson.

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Among people born in 1962, Birgit Fischer ranks 188Before her are Nigmatilla Yuldashev, Rosie O'Donnell, Rosamund Kwan, Jimmy White, Mariela Castro, and Georges Grün. After her are Mano Menezes, Ulf Timmermann, Terence Trent D'Arby, Uwe Rahn, Masakazu Katsura, and Emanuele Pirro.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Birgit Fischer ranks 3,739 out of 5,289Before her are Karl-Heinz Metzner (1923), Paul Mebus (1920), Leon Goretzka (1995), Carl Amery (1922), Wilhelm Geiger (1856), and Markus Grosskopf (1965). After her are Ernst Hartert (1859), Maxi Herber (1920), Sven Väth (1964), Herbert Achternbusch (1938), Fritz Noether (1884), and Rainer Zobel (1948).

Among ATHLETES In Germany

Among athletes born in Germany, Birgit Fischer ranks 26Before her are Rudolf Harbig (1913), Angela Voigt (1951), Renate Stecher (1950), Wolfgang Nordwig (1943), Margitta Gummel (1941), and Arthur Jonath (1909). After her are Ulf Timmermann (1962), Frank Shorter (1947), Ilona Slupianek (1956), Marlies Göhr (1958), Gabriele Reinsch (1963), and Ulrike Meyfarth (1956).