Birgit Peter

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Birgit Peter
Medal record
Women's rowing
Olympic Games
Representing  East Germany
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul Double sculls
Representing  Germany
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona Quadruple sculls
World Rowing Championships
Representing  East Germany
Gold medal – first place 1985 Hazewinkel Quadruple sculls
Gold medal – first place 1990 Tasmania Single scull
Silver medal – second place 1989 Bled Single scull

Birgit Peter (born 27 January 1964)[1] is a German rower, and double Olympic gold medalist.

Life and career[edit]

Peter was born in Potsdam, East Germany. She competed for the SG Dynamo Potsdam / Sportvereinigung (SV) Dynamo, and she won medals at various international rowing competitions.[2][3][4] In October 1986, she was awarded a Patriotic Order of Merit in gold (first class) for her sporting success.[5] The Olympic gold medal that she won in 1988 in the double sculls teamed up with Martina Schröter was the 500th Olympic medal won by East Germany.[6]


  1. ^ Birgit Peter at FISA
  2. ^ RRK 08 Rudern – Deutsche Rudererfolge bei Weltmeisterschaften
  3. ^ " – History – Olympic Rowing Medalists". Archived from the original on 15 December 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2007.
  4. ^ Birgit Peter at FISA
  5. ^ "Hohe staatliche Auszeichnungen verliehen" [Awarded high state awards]. Neues Deutschland (in German). 42 (243). 15 October 1986. p. 6. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Der Han wurde Gold-River für die Ruderflotte der DDR" [The Han became Gold River for the rowing fleet of the GDR]. Neues Deutschland (in German). 43 (228). 26 September 1988. p. 5. Retrieved 23 September 2018.