Roswitha Esser

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Roswitha Esser
Medal record
Women's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1964 Tokyo K-2 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1968 Mexico City K-2 500 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1963 Jajce K-2 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1970 Copenhagen K-2 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1963 Jacje K-4 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1966 East Berlin K-1 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1966 East Berlin K-4 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1971 Belgrade K-4 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1970 Copenhagen K-4 500 m

Roswitha Esser (born 18 January 1941 in Bad Godesberg) is a West German sprint canoer who competed from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s. Competing in three Summer Olympics, she won two gold medals in the K-2 500 m event (1964, 1968).

Esser also won seven medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with two golds (K-2 500 m: 1963, 1970), four silvers (K-1 500 m: 1966, K-4 500 m: 1963, 1966, 1971), and a bronze (K-4 500 m: 1970).

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