Kerstin Kielgass

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Kerstin Kielgass
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1987-0616-043, Jessika Reim, Katrin Meißner, Manuela Stellmach, Kerstin Kielgaß.jpg
Kerstin Kielgass (right) in 1987
Personal information
Nationality  East Germany (until 1990)
 Germany
Born (1969-12-06) 6 December 1969 (age 44)
East Berlin, East Germany
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 62 kilograms (137 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Wasserfreunde Spandau 04

Kerstin Kielgass (German spelling: Kerstin Kielgaß) (born 6 December 1969 in Berlin, East Germany) is a German former swimmer.

Kielgass won her first major title in 1985 in the East German 4×100 m relay team at the World Championships. She also won as a member of the 4×200 m relay teams in the 1991 and 1998 World Aquatics Championships. In 1995, she won at the European Championships in the 200 m freestyle and in 1997 in the 800 m freestyle.

In the 200 m freestyle at the 1992 Summer Olympics, Kielgass won the bronze medal. In the 4×100 m freestyle relay at the 1992 Summer Olympics, she was a member of the team in the heats but did not take part in the final, in which Germany won the bronze medal. In the 4×200 m freestyle relay at the 1996 Summer Olympics, she was a member of the German team who won the silver medal, and in the 4×200 m freestyle relay in the 2000 Summer Olympics, she was a member of the German team who won the bronze medal. Following the 2000 Summer Olympics, she announced her retirement from competitive swimming.

References[edit]

  • This article is based on a translation of an article from the German Wikipedia.