Sabine Baeß

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Sabine Baeß
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1982-0407-021, Sabine Baeß, Tassilo Thierbach.jpg
Sabine Baeß and Tassilo Thierbach, 1982
Personal information
Country represented East Germany
Born (1961-03-15) 15 March 1961 (age 56)
Dresden, Bezirk Dresden, East Germany
Former partner Tassilo Thierbach
Retired 1984
Sabine Baeß and Tassilo Thierbach in Karl-Marx-Stadt, 1979
Sabine Baeß and Tassilo Thierbach in Karl-Marx-Stadt, 1983

Sabine Baeß, married name Marbach, (born 15 March 1961) is a German former pair skater. With her partner Tassilo Thierbach, she is the 1982 World champion and a two-time European champion (1982, 1983).


Baeß/Thierbach were coached by Irene Salzmann in Karl-Marx-Stadt (today Chemnitz) and represented the club SC Karl-Marx-Stadt. They were the only figure skating pair representing East Germany to win the World or European championships.

Baeß/Thierbach had to skip the 1981 Nationals and Europeans due to Thierbach's meniscus surgery in 1980.

After 1990 (the year of the German reunification), Baeß performed in ice shows with Tobias Schröter, a former East German champion in pair skating. They appeared in Friedrichstadtpalast in Berlin.

Baeß later began working as a figure skating coach in Berlin at the club TSC Berlin.

Personal life[edit]

Baeß married Olaf Marbach and has a son named Moritz. She lives in Oranienburg, Brandenburg.


Pairs with Thierbach

Event 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84
Winter Olympics 6th 4th
World Championships 5th 3rd 4th 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd
European Championships 5th 4th 3rd 4th 1st 1st 2nd
Blue Swords 2nd 1st 1st
Golden Spin of Zagreb 1st 1st
Skate America 1st
East German Championships 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st


East German news papers

  • Junge Welt various issues 1980 to 1990
  • Sportecho various issues from 1980 to 1990
  • Bundesarchiv
  • [1] SR/Olympic Sports