Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Andrea Eife, Andrea Pollack, Angela Franke, Anke Möhring, Astrid Strauss, Barbara Krause, Birgit Treiber, Birte Weigang, Caren Metschuck, Carmela Schmidt, Carola Nitschke, Christiane Knacke, Christian Lietzmann, Christian Poswiat, Christine Herbst, Claudia Hempel, Cornelia Polit, Cornelia Sirch, Daniela Hunger, Detlev Grabs, Dirk Richter, Egon Henninger, Elke Sehmisch, Evelyn Stolze, Frank Baltrusch, Frank Pfütze, Gabriele Perthes, Gabriele Wetzko, Gudrun Wegner, Hannelore Anke, Hartmut Flöckner, Heike Dähne, Heike Friedrich, Helga Lindner, Horst-Günter Gregor, Ina Kleber, Ines Diers, Ines Geißler, Joachim Rother, Jörg Woithe, Karin Tülling, Karla Linke, Kathleen Nord, Katrin Meißner, Katrin Zimmermann, Klaus Katzur, Kornelia Ender, Kristin Otto, Lars Hinneburg, Lutz Unger, Lutz Wanja, Manuela Stellmach, Martina Grunert, Patrick Kühl, Peter Bruch, Petra Priemer, Petra Riedel, Petra Schneider, Petra Thümer, Raik Hannemann, Rainer Strohbach, Renate Vogel, Rica Reinisch, Roger Pyttel, Roland Matthes, Rosemarie Gabriel, Roswitha Beier, Sabina Schulze, Sabine Kahle, Sabine Steinbach, Sarina Hülsenbeck, Silke Hörner, Silvia Rinka, Steffen Zesner, Susanne Börnike, Sven Lodziewski, Sybille Schönrock, Sylvia Eichner, Thomas Flemming, Udo Poser, Ulrike Richter, Ulrike Tauber, Uta Schmuck, Ute Geweniger, Uwe Daßler, Wilfried Hartung. Excerpt: Kristin Otto (born 7 February 1966 in Leipzig, East Germany) is a German Olympic swimming champion. She is most famous for being the first woman to win six gold medals at a single Olympic Games, doing so at the 1988 Seoul Olympic games. Otto was also the first woman to swim the short course 100 meter backstroke in under a minute, doing so at an international short course meet at Indiana University in 1983. Otto began swimming at the age of ten, training in an East German sports academy. Aged sixteen, she participated in her first world championships, the 1982 World Aquatics Championships, winning the gold medal in the 100 meter backstroke as well as two additional gold medals in the 4×100 m relays with the East German team. After 1982, Otto changed coaches and began concentrating on other speed strokes. At the following European Championships in 1983, Otto finished second in the 100 meter freestyle, following her fellow East German, Birgit Meineke. In 1984, Otto set a world record in the 200 meter freestyle. She was expected to win gold medals at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic games, but was unable to compete due to the boycott by 14 Eastern Bloc countries, including East Germany. In 1985 she fractured a vertebra, keeping her from competing for most of the year or to go to the European Championships. Otto returned to competitive swimming at the 1986 World Championships in Madrid, where she won 4 gold medals (100 m freestyle, 200 m individual medley, 4×100 m medley relay and 4×100 m freestyle relay) and 2 silver medals (50 m freestyle, 100 m butterfly). Her success continued the following year at the 1987 European Championships where she won 5 gold medals. At the 1988 Seoul Olympic games she once again was expected to win Olympic gold. She won six gold medals, as well as setting world records in the 50 m freestyle, 100 m freestyle, 100 m backstroke and 100 m butterfly. Otto retired from swimming in 1989. She currently works as a sports reporter for German television. S
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