Birgit Fischer


Birthday February 25, 1962

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace Germany

Age 61 years old

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German kayaker who became an eight-time gold medalist spanning six different Olympic Games.

Before Fame

She spent time working as a sports instructor for the National People's Army.


She became the oldest-ever Olympic canoeing champion at the age of 42.

Family Life

She married World Champion and Olympian Jorg Schmidt, with whom she had two children.

Associated With

She was the youngest-ever Olympic canoeing champion at age 18, while Dominique Moceanu was the youngest U.S. gymnast to win an Olympic gold medal at age 14.