Kerstin Kielgass (right) in 1987
|Full name||Kerstin Kielgass|
|Nationality|| East Germany (until 1990)
6 December 1969 |
East Berlin, East Germany
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||62 kg (137 lb)|
|Club||Wasserfreunde Spandau 04|
Kielgass won her first major title in 1985 in the East German 4×100 m relay team at the World Championships. She also won as a member of the 4×200 m relay teams in the 1991 and 1998 World Aquatics Championships. In 1995, she won at the European Championships in the 200 m freestyle and in 1997 in the 800 m freestyle.
In the 200 m freestyle at the 1992 Summer Olympics, Kielgass won the bronze medal. In the 4×100 m freestyle relay at the 1992 Summer Olympics, she was a member of the team in the heats but did not take part in the final, in which Germany won the bronze medal. In the 4×200 m freestyle relay at the 1996 Summer Olympics, she was a member of the German team who won the silver medal, and in the 4×200 m freestyle relay in the 2000 Summer Olympics, she was a member of the German team who won the bronze medal. Following the 2000 Summer Olympics, she announced her retirement from competitive swimming.
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