Christel Justen

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Christel Justen
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Born10 October 1957
Oosterhout, the Netherlands
Died20 January 2005 (aged 47)
Waldenburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Christel Justen (10 October 1957 – 20 January 2005) was a German breaststroke swimmer who won one gold and one silver medal at the 1974 European Aquatics Championships.[1] The same year she set a new world record in the 100 m breastroke event and was selected as the German Sportspersonality of the Year.[2]

She retired soon after 1974 to focus on her studies and later worked as a sports coach and physiotherapist. It was later revealed in 1993 that as a teenager she was given anabolic steroids by her coach without knowledge or consent of her parents.[3][4] She died of natural causes, aged 47.[2]


  1. ^ Christel JUSTEN.
  2. ^ a b Jos van Kuijeren (21 January 2005). Voormalig werelrecordhoudster Justen overleden.
  3. ^ Christel Justen Der Spegel (21 January 2005).
  4. ^ Süddeutsche Zeitung (15 January 1993), Jauernig, Schober, Quaisser.

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