Sabina Schulze

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Sabina Schulze
Personal information
Born (1972-03-19) 19 March 1972 (age 45)
Leipzig, Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Sport Swimming
Club SC DHfK, Leipzig,[1]
SC Empor Rostock[2]

Sabina Schulze (born 19 March 1972) is a retired German swimmer who won a gold medal in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay at the 1986 World Aquatics Championships,[3] setting a new world record. Two years later she won a gold medal in the same event at the 1988 Summer Olympics.[1][4]

Schulze was born in a family of track and field athletes. Her father Jens Schulze and mother Karin Rüger-Schulze competed in high jump, and the mother took part in the 1964 and 1968 Olympics.[1] Her brother Thomas specialized in shot put, but Sabina and another brother Michael went into swimming.[5] After marriage she changed her last name to Kessler.[1]

She should not be confused with Sabine Schulze, a German swimmer who also won a gold medal in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay, setting a new world record, but at the 1970 European Aquatics Championships.


  1. ^ a b c d Sabina Schulze.
  2. ^ Schwimmen – DDR – Meisterschaften Damen – Teil 1.
  3. ^ Jean-Louis Meuret (2007), HistoFINA Volume IV – Tome IV[permanent dead link]. MEDALLISTS AND STATISTICS. Special FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (50 m.) Before Rome 2009.
  4. ^ She competed in the qualifying round, but not in the final
  5. ^ Sabina Schulze.