Sarina Hülsenbeck

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Olympic medal record
Women's swimming
Representing  East Germany
Gold medal – first place 1980 Moscow 4x100 m freestyle

Sarina Hülsenbeck (later Fischer, born 5 July 1962)[1] is an East German swimmer who competed in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She won a gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow in the women's 4 × 100 m freestyle (anchor leg) and competed in the 4 × 100 m medley relay qualifying round, but not in the final.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Hülsenbeck married sprint canoer Frank Fischer, a nine-time canoe sprint world championship medalist,[3][4] in the early 1980s. Frank is the brother of 12-time Summer Olympic medalist Birgit, who competed from 1980 to 2004.[5] Frank and Sarina produced two children, Fanny (born 1986) and Falco, both canoers.

Fanny won a gold medal in the women's K-4 500 m event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing[6] and has nine world championship medals of her own with three gold, four silvers, and two bronzes.[3][7]