Berlin Athletes

Berlin Athletes

From swimming to cycling, football to hockey, and boxing to discus throwing – Berlin has a number of successful athletes who accomplish world-class feats every year and get the spectators cheering. At the Olympic Games, World Championships and European Championships, they not only do the German capital proud – but also the whole country.

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The stage has just now begun, most of the cyclers are still set in a leisurely pace—there, the first attacks are already starting. Jens Voigt is almost always among them...
It was only the second round when he got hit by two big hooks and suffered a double fracture to the jaw. His cheeks swelled up. He was spitting blood. But he carried on...
With eight gold medals and four silver, she is the most successful female German athlete in sport history. Yet, as is known, the Olympic games are not everything in life...
She needs 23.73 seconds for 50-metres. And the 100-metres, she swims in 52,07 seconds. In the short range, no other woman in the world is faster than Britta Steffen....
Heidi Hetzer is now in her mid 70s. But she is still the fastest woman in Berlin. The female rally driver secured more than 150 victories during her career. In 2004 she...
She is no moody diva. And yet, across 500-metres, Jenny Wolf is the star on the ice. The Berlin speed skater is word champion, world record holder and overall winner of...
He regularly knocked his opponents lights out and yet he was a champion of fair play. Not only in the ring, but also in everyday life. Max Schmeling is, without doubt,...
A small, flat disc was thrown up into the air at the very first Olympic Games held back in 708 BC. Discus throwing is therefore one of the oldest Olympic disciplines....
It was during the deciding qualification match for the 1990 World Cup that the 1.66-metre Thomas "Icke" Hässler suddenly felt "1.95 metres" tall. He had scored the most...
It was the year of 1811, when in Berlin’s Hasenheide, something strange was happening. Hundreds of pupils and students, but also some adults, practiced walking, jumping...
Florian Keller is a corner specialist and a reliable scorer from seven metres. His technique is superb. He has an incredible response time. He is an attacking player and...
Pierre Littbarski and Thomas Hässler, both key players in the German national football team and both of rather short stature, went into a bar and ordered: "two shorts...

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