Christine Errath

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Christine Errath
Christine Errath c1974.jpg
Christine Errath c. 1974
Personal information
Full name Christine Stüber-Errath
Country represented  East Germany
Born (1956-12-29) 29 December 1956 (age 61)
Berlin, East Germany
Height 158 cm (5 ft 2 in)[1]
Former coach Inge Wischnewski
Former skating club SC Dynamo Berlin
Retired 1976

Christine Errath (born 29 December 1956) is a German former figure skater who represented East Germany in competition. She is the 1976 Olympic bronze medalist, the 1974 World champion, and a three-time European champion.


Coached by Inge Wischnewski,[2] Errath trained at SC Dynamo Berlin and competed for East Germany.

Being especially strong in free skating, Errath benefited from the reduction in value of compulsory figures introduced in 1972. She became World champion in 1974[3] and a three-time European champion between 1973 and 1975.[4]

Until 1973, Errath's chief rival was Sonja Morgenstern, an East German coached by Jutta Müller. In 1976, her main rival was Anett Pötzsch, also coached by Müller. Errath took bronze at the 1976 European Championships and at the 1976 Winter Olympics. She retired after winning the silver medal at the 1976 World Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Errath was formerly married to Ulrich Trettin, a former East German tennis champion, with whom she has two children, Jenny and Marcus. In 2006, she remarried, to orthodontist Paul Stüber, and is now known as Christine Stüber-Errath.

Errath currently works for the German TV station MDR, which produces programs in the German states of Saxony, Thuringia, and Saxony-Anhalt. She hosts the show "Außenseiter Spitzenreiter" (“Top model Outsider”) with Hans-Joachim Wolfram (creator of the Dynamo Dresden hymn "Dynamo Fever").[5][6] In 2010, she published her book Die Pirouettenkönigin (Pirouette Queen).[1]


Event 1968–69 1969–70 1970–71 1971–72 1972–73 1973–74 1974–75 1975–76
Winter Olympics 8th 3rd
World Champ. 9th 10th 3rd 1st 3rd 2nd
European Champ. 18th 7th 5th 1st 1st 1st 3rd
Richmond Trophy 1st
East German Champ. 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st


  1. ^ a b Christine Errath.
  2. ^ "Weltmeister-Trainerin Inge Wischnewski verstorben" [World champion coach Inge Wischnewski has died]. Deutsche Presse-Agentur (in German). 13 July 2010. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "World Championships results: Ladies" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "European Championships results: Ladies" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Historie.
  6. ^ Der Moderator Hans-Joachim Wolfram. (22 December 2010)