Fanny Fischer

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Fanny Fischer in 2007.
Fanny Fischer
Medal record
Women's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Gold 2008 Beijing K-4 500 m
World Championships
Gold 2007 Duisburg K-2 200 m
Gold 2007 Duisburg K-2 500 m
Gold 2009 Dartmouth K-1 4 x 200 m
Silver 2006 Szeged K-2 200 m
Silver 2009 Dartmouth K-2 200 m
Silver 2009 Dartmouth K-2 500 m
Silver 2010 Poznań K-4 500 m
Bronze 2005 Zagreb K-2 500 m
Bronze 2006 Szeged K-2 500 m

Fanny Fischer (born September 7, 1986 in Potsdam) is a German sprint canoer who has been competing since 1996 and on the senior circuit since 2006.[1][2] She won a gold in the women's K-4 500 m event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing[3] and finished fourth in the K-2 500 m event at those same games.[4][5]

At the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, Fischer has won nine medals with three golds (K-1 4 x 200 m: 2009, K-2 200 m: 2007, K-2 500 m: 2007), four silvers (K-2 200 m: 2006, 2009; K-2 500 m: 2009), K-4 500 m: 2010, and two bronzes (K-2 500 m: 2005, 2006).[6][7][8][9]

Fischer served as the main pundit for publicly owned television channel Das Erste during their coverage of the canoeing events at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

Fischer's mother, Sarina Hülsenbeck-Fischer, won a gold medal in women's swimming at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, earning it in the 4 x 100 m freestyle relay (anchor leg). Hülsenbeck competed in the qualifying round of the women's 4 x 100 m medley relay, but not in the final.[10][11] Her father, Frank, won nine ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships medals in the early 1980s.[6][10] Her aunt, Birgit Fischer, won twelve medals in canoeing at the Summer Olympics between 1980 and 2004.[10] When not competing, she serves in the Bundeswehr as a soldier.[12] Fischer's brother, Falco, is also a canoer.[1]


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