|Men's canoe sprint|
|2004 Athens||C-2 1000 m|
|2008 Beijing||C-2 1000 m|
|2008 Beijing||C-2 500 m|
|1997 Dartmouth||C-2 200 m|
|1998 Szeged||C-2 200 m|
|2005 Zagreb||C-2 500 m|
|2005 Zagreb||C-2 1000 m|
|2007 Duisburg||C-2 1000 m|
|2005 Zagreb||C-2 200 m|
|2006 Szeged||C-2 200 m|
|2007 Duisburg||C-2 200 m|
|1995 Duisburg||C-4 1000 m|
|1997 Dartmouth||C-2 500 m|
|1998 Szeged||C-2 500 m|
|1999 Milan||C-2 200 m|
|2002 Seville||C-1 200 m|
|2007 Duisburg||C-2 500 m|
A junior world champion (C-4 1000 m) in 1993, he won two senior world championship gold medals with Thomas Zereske in the C-2 200 m sprint in 1997 and 1998. They also competed at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, placing fifth in the C-2 500 m final.
In 2002 Gille won the only C-1 world championship medal of his career. He crossed the line in fourth place in the C-1 200 m final in Seville, Spain, but was later awarded the bronze medal after Ukrainian Dmytro Sablin tested positive for cannabis. Of more significance for the future however was the formation that year of a new C-2 partnership with 19-year-old Tomasz Wylenzek. They finished third in the European Championships and seventh in the C-2 500 m in Seville.
Two years later they won a surprise gold medal in the C-2 1000m. Gille wore a black armband in memory of his former partner Thomas Zereske who had died earlier that summer.
In 2005 Gille and Wylenzek completely dominated the C-2 event. A clean sweep of medals (200 m, 500 m and 1000 m) at the European Championships in Poznań, Poland, in May was followed by two golds (500m and 1000m) at the World Championships in Zagreb.
2006 proved a disappointment after the highs of the previous two years. Replaced by Stefan Holtz and Robert Nuck as Germany's C-2 500 m representatives, they were therefore unable to defend their European and world titles over that distance. They also lost their other titles in competition, coming away with just two silver medals at the major championships (European C-2 1000 m and world C-2 200 m), compared with the five golds of 2005.
Gille is a member of the Leipzig club. He is 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) tall and weighs 87 kilograms (192 lb).
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-01-21). Additional archives: Wayback Machine.
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-11-09)
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Christian Gille". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
- Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2008). "Canoeing: Men's Canadian Pairs 1000 Meters". In The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2008 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited. p. 484.