Katarina Witt, was born on December 3, 1965 in Staaken (ex East
Germany). It grows in a country which promouvoit the sport and
it is detected as of the nine years age for its talents of skater.
Involved by Jutta Muller, it becomes the best skater of its
country in 1981 then champion of Europe in 1983 and champion
of the world in 1984. During its career truly single Katarina
Witt gained differently more titles than no matter whom before
it and became a emblematic figure of modern ice-skating. Its
prize list is impressive:
Olympic Gold medal: 1984,1988
Champion of the world: 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988
Vice Champion of the World: 1982, 1986
Champion of Europe: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986,1987, 1988
Champion of Germany: 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987,
Vice Champion of Germany: 1994.
In 1988 after his
second Olympic gold medal, Katarina turned to the world of professional
ice-skating. It turned three years to the United States with
Brian Boitano. Their spectacle if was successful that for the
first time in ten years Madison Square Garden of New York posted
complete for a spectacle of dance on ice.
In 1991 it is recognized as being one of the fifty more beautiful
society women and accepts the publication of photographs in
playboys. The year 1994 marks its return in the competition
with its participation in the Olympic Games of Lillehammer.
Katarina Witt presents itself at this competition by knowing
that its chances of victories are very mean but it wishes to
transmit a message of peace and of love because it has an enormous
heart. For proof, it founded a foundation to come to assistance
of handicapped childhood. Katarina Witt is always very popular
today because it knew to remain simple and to stick to always
working with passion, intelligence and a love of the perfection
so much when it comments on the sporting emissions, when it
turns for the cinema that when it presents its spectacle on
ice. It is besides a little thanks to Katarina Witt if professional
ice-skating is recognized today like a true spectacle. In 2008,
Katarina Witt will make a farewell tour the world to lead Russia
to the United States before finally hanging up the skates. But
it does not leave to the fore because continue to present various
television. Thank you for all that you are Katarina Witt.