|Born||10 October 1957|
Oosterhout, the Netherlands
|Died||20 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. 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.
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. She died of natural causes, aged 47.
- Christel Justen. munzinger.de
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