Anja Dittmer

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Anja Dittmer at the French Club Championship Series triathlon in Tours, 2011.
Anja Dittmer with Katrien Verstuyft and Delphine Py-Bilot at Tours, 2011.

Anja Dittmer (born 22 September 1975 in Neubrandenburg) is a German professional triathlete, the only female member of the A-Team (ASICS Olympia Team) of the National Squad,[1] the only female four times Olympian (Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012), 1999 European Champion and 2006 European vice Champion.[2]

In 2011, Dittmer joined the high performance military unit Sportfördergruppe Mainz and has the rank of a sub officer (Stabsunteroffizier). She has studied Sports Management since 2003 and lives in Saarbrücken. Her club, however, is still Sportclub Neubrandenburg.

In France, Dittmer takes part in the prestigious Club Championship Series Lyonnaise des Eaux and represents Charleville Tri Ardennes, the silver medalist in the French Club Championship Series 2011.

ITU Competitions[edit]

Anja Dittmer deserves being considered an athlete sui generis, without paragon, having been part of the world elite for almost 20 years now. She took part in all three Olympic Games with triathlon competitions, placing 15th (Sydney 2000), 11th (Athens 2004), and 33rd (Beijing 2008) respectively, and according to the ITU Olympic ranking she is again by far the best female German triathlete and will represent Germany at the London 2012 Olympics in August 2012.[3]

In the 18 years from 1994 to 2011, Dittmer took part in 99 ITU competitions and achieved 60 top ten positions, among which ten gold medals. Dittmer’s gold period, as it were, began in 1999, when she became European Champion, and lasted to 2008, when she was crowned Oceania Sprint Champion and won the European Cup at Schliersee. But even at the age of 35 and 36 years, Dittmer effortlessly conquers medal positions at highly competitive triathlons, e.g. at Tongyeong in 2010 (World Cup) and at London in 2011 (World Championship Series).

The following list is based upon the official ITU rankings and the ITU Athletes's Profile Page.[4] Unless indicated otherwise, the following events are triathlons (Olympic Distance) and refer to the Elite category.

Date Competition Place Rank
  1994-11-27   World Championship (Junior) Wellington 8
  1995-07-30   European Championships (Junior) Stockholm 2
  1995-11-12   World Championships (Junior) Cancun 9
  1996-07-07   European Championships Szombathely 26
  1996-08-24   World Championships Cleveland 6
  1997-04-13   World Cup Ishigaki 5
  1997-06-29   World Cup Monte Carlo 23
  1997-08-10   World Cup Tiszaújváros 10
  1997-11-16   World Championships Perth 6
  1998-04-12   World Cup Ishigaki 28
  1998-06-21   World Cup Zurich 28
  1998-07-04   European Championships Velden 22
  1998-08-30   World Championships Lausanne 12
  1999-04-11   World Cup Ishigaki 22
  1999-04-18   World Cup Gamagori 10
  1999-06-13   World Cup Kapelle-op-den-Bos 2
  1999-06-20   World Cup Monte Carlo 7
  1999-07-03   European Championships Funchal 1
  1999-08-29   World Cup Lausanne 13
  1999-09-12   World Championships Montreal 19
  2000-04-01   World Cup Big Island 2
  2000-04-16   World Cup Sydney 14
  2000-04-30   World Championships Perth 5
  2000-09-16   Olympic Games Sydney 18
  2001-08-18   World Cup Tiszaújváros 3
  2001-08-25   World Cup Lausanne 3
  2002-04-27   World Cup St. Petersburg 15
  2002-07-06   European Championships Gyor 13
  2002-09-07   World Cup Hamburg 7
  2002-09-21   World Cup Nice 4
  2002-11-09   World Championships Cancun 6
  2003-04-26   World Cup St Anthonys 3
  2003-06-21   European Championships Carlsbad (Karlovy Vary) 23
  2003-08-03   World Cup Tiszaújváros 1
  2003-09-06   World Cup Hamburg 1
  2003-09-12   World Cup Nice 1
  2003-10-19   World Cup Madeira 7
  2003-12-06   World Championships Queenstown DNS
  2004-04-25   World Cup Mazatlan 2
  2004-05-09   World Championships Madeira 12
  2004-08-01   World Cup Tiszaújváros 1
  2004-08-25   Olympic Games Athens 11
  2004-09-04   World Cup Hamburg 1
  2004-09-19   World Cup Madrid 7
  2004-09-26   World Cup Gamagori 2
  2004-10-31   World Cup Cancun 1
  2005-05-01   World Cup Mooloolaba 11
  2005-08-06   World Cup Hamburg 6
  2005-08-28   European Cup Geneva 4
  2005-09-10   World Championships Gamagori 11
  2005-09-17   OSIM World Cup Beijing 8
  2005-11-13   World Cup New Plymouth 4
  2006-05-07   World Cup Mazatlan 2
  2006-06-04   BG World Cup Madrid 8
  2006-06-11   BG World Cup Richards Bay 2
  2006-06-23   European Championships Autun 2
  2006-07-23   BG World Cup Corner Brook 2
  2006-09-02   World Championships Lausanne 19
  2006-09-09   BG World Cup Hamburg 5
  2006-09-24   BG World Cup Beijing 22
  2006-11-05   BG World Cup Cancun 1
  2006-11-12   BG World Cup New Plymouth 2
  2007-03-25   BG World Cup Mooloolaba 10
  2007-05-06   BG World Cup Lisbon 9
  2007-06-03   BG World Cup Madrid 6
  2007-06-29   European Championships Copenhagen 7
  2007-08-30   BG World Championships Hamburg 6
  2007-09-15   BG World Cup Beijing 5
  2007-11-04   BG World Cup Cancun 7
  2008-02-03   Sprint Oceania Championships Taupo 1
  2008-03-09   Oceania Championships Wellington 6
  2008-03-30   BG World Cup Mooloolaba 10
  2008-04-13   BG World Cup Ishigaki 15
  2008-06-21   European Cup Schliersee 1
  2008-07-05   BG World Cup Hamburg 4
  2008-08-18   Olympic Games Beijing 33
  2008-09-27   BG World Cup Lorient 6
  2009-05-02   World Championship Series Tongyeong 16
  2009-05-31   World Championship Series Madrid 12
  2009-06-21   World Championship Series Washington DC 15
  2009-06-27   Elite Cup Hy-Vee 20
  2009-07-25   World Championship Series Hamburg 7
  2009-08-15   World Championship Series London 5
  2009-09-09   World Championship Series: Grand Final Gold Coast 14
  2010-04-11   World Championship Series Sydney 20
  2010-05-08   World Championship Series Seoul 11
  2010-06-05   World Championship Series Madrid 7
  2010-07-03   Europeand Championships Athlone 13
  2010-07-17   World Championship Series Hamburg 27
  2010-07-24   World Championship Series London 24
  2010-08-21   Sprint World Championships Lausanne 10
  2010-09-08   World Championship Series: Grand Final Budapest 15
  2010-10-16   World Cup Tongyeong 2
  2011-04-09   World Championship Series Sydney 16
  2011-06-04   World Championship Series Madrid 23
  2011-06-18   World Championship Series Kitzbuhel 21
  2011-08-06   World Championship Series London 3
  2011-08-20   Sprint World Championships Lausanne 12
  2011-08-21   Team World Championships (Mixed Relay) Lausanne 3
  2011-09-09   World Championship Series: Grand Final Beijing 49

DNF = did not finish · DNS = did not start · BG = the sponsor British Gas

References[edit]

  1. ^ See http://www.dtu-info.de/b-kader.html. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
  2. ^ See http://www.triathlon.org/olympics/qualifying/rankings_women. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
  3. ^ See http://www.triathlon.org/olympics/qualifying/rankings_women. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
  4. ^ See http://archive.triathlon.org/zpg/zresults-ath-dtl.php?id=Mjk=. Retrieved 9 April 2012.

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