Christine Theiss

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Christine Theiss boxer
Christine Theiss
Birth Name Christine Hennig
Weight class lightweight
nationality German
birthday February 22, 1980
place of birth Greiz , GDR
style Left delivery
size 1.75 m
Combat Statistics
Struggles 40
Victories 38
Knockout victories 14th
Defeats 1
draw 1
No value 0

Christine Anna Maria Theiss , née Hennig , (born February 22, 1980 in Greiz , Gera district ) is a German television presenter and former kickboxer who was the professional world champion in full contact kickboxing from 2007 to 2013.


In 1984 Theiss moved with her parents, a general practitioner and an internist , from the GDR to Bayreuth . There she attended elementary school and the Christian-Ernestinum grammar school , which she graduated from high school in 1999. She then worked as a doctor's assistant in her parents' practice in Bayreuth. From 2001 to 2007 she studied human medicine at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich . In November 2007, she completed her studies with the state examination, in December 2008, she completed her doctorate on the subject of G-CSF therapy for the adjuvant treatment of delayed revascularized myocardial infarction (STEMI) for Dr. med.

Theiss has been the presenter of the weight loss show The Biggest Loser on Sat.1 since 2012 . The majority of the program is shot in Andalusia. In 2013 she also presented the entertainment show Mein Mann kann on Sat.1 together with Oliver Pocher . In August 2013, she also took part in the ProSieben show Schlag den Star and won. Since the end of her sporting career, she has been a ring reporter for "ran kickboxing" and until the loss of the rights in 2017 also for "ran boxing" on Sat.1. In 2014 she moderated the "Home wanted" section on Sat.1 breakfast television. In 2018, daily health tips followed in Sat.1-Bayern in cooperation with the Bavarian Ministry of Health. In 2009 Theiss played the role of Judith Stein in the film The Hunt for the Holy Lance .

Theiss has been married to the cardiologist and CSU politician Hans Theiss since 2005 . Their daughter was born in April 2016.

Christine Theiss volunteers in the rescue dog squadron of the Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) Munich eV as a dog handler, trainer and deputy relay leader. She has been a voluntary member of the ASB's federal executive committee since October 2014, and has been the deputy federal chairman since 2018. In addition, she has been Deputy Chairwoman since 2015 and Chairwoman since 2016 of the Arbeiter-Samariter-Stiftung . Theiss has also been involved in the “Power-Child eV” association since 2012, which campaigns for the prevention of sexual abuse in children. She has been the patron since 2014 and regularly supports the work of this association. She was also a member of the Advisory Board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE from 2011 to 2017. The sportswoman had her picture taken for the October 2014 issue of Playboy and was the cover girl for this issue. The photographer was Sacha Tassilo Höchstetter. This issue became the Playboy's best-selling celebrity issue of 2014.

Theiss has published three books at Zabert Sandmann Verlag: The Biggest Loser, Live better - healthy weight loss about healthy weight loss; I will make you fit - without equipment, just with your body and "pimp your running" - run yourself strong with my power workout .

On July 7th, 2008 Theiss received the Bavarian Sports Prize in the category “High-performance athlete plus”. From 2005 to 2013 she was voted “Munich's Sportswoman of the Year” seven times by the readers of the evening newspaper . In addition, she was named "Sportswoman of the Year 2013" in her hometown of Bayreuth. In 2015 she received the “Golden Germany” as the best female athlete. In 2018 she was awarded the honorary prize “Honorary Office Creates Security” by the Bavarian Minister of the Interior, Joachim Hermann.

As part of the DFB Cup final on June 1, 2013, she carried the trophy into the stadium during the opening ceremony.

Athletic career

Fight Christine Theiss against Cathy Lee-Mée, WKU World Championship 2013 in Munich

When Theiss accompanied a friend who did not want to go to training alone, her interest in kickboxing was aroused. Her parents encouraged her in her ambitions. From 1988 to 2000 she learned semi-contact kickboxing in the Karate Dojo Aleksandar in Bayreuth, where she was multiple Bavarian and German youth and junior champion and in 1998 German champion. In 2003 she switched to full contact kickboxing at the Steko martial arts center in Munich. She was first German champion, vice European champion, vice world champion and 2005 amateur world champion (WKA) in Niagara Falls (New York) . From the beginning of 2006 Theiss fought as a professional kickboxer. She was trained by the former kickboxing world champions Mladen and Pavlica Steko , and Mladen Steko was also her manager. With a total of 23 World Championship fights won in four different world associations ( World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO), World Karate and Kickboxing Association (WKA), International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) and World Kickboxing and Karate Union (WKU)), Theiss is considered to be world's most successful professional female kickboxer. From January 2011 she had an exclusive contract for the transmission of her fights with Sat.1 ( Steko's Fight Night ).

On December 7th, 2012 she fought for the first time according to the rules of the world federations ISKA and WKU. The fight took place in the Berlin Adlershof studio . The opponent was the 65 kg heavy Bosnian Sanja Samardžić, who was clearly defeated by her. On April 18, 2013, she announced that she would end her career at the end of 2013.

With the fight against Olga Stavrowa on June 7, 2013 in Munich, she lost her world title in the WKU, but kept the world title in the ISKA and WKA associations. With the victory in her last fight on December 13, 2013 against Olga Stawrowa in Bayreuth, she won back the world title in the WKU and then retired from competitive sports.

Web links

Commons : Christine Theiss  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  4. Dr. Christine Theiss wins 'Schlag den Star'. August 4, 2013, accessed July 27, 2020 .
  6. Archive link ( Memento from March 15, 2015 in the Internet Archive )
  7. Christine Theiss naked in Playboy at, accessed on September 4, 2014
  9. Archive link ( Memento from June 5, 2015 in the Internet Archive )
  12. Christine Theiss is the sportswoman of the year , Abendzeitung Munich, January 17, 2012.
  15. Christine Theiss in a tz interview about the handover of the DFB Cup. In: . Retrieved March 31, 2014 .
  16. Vote Munich's Sportswoman of the Year , Abendzeitung Munich, December 28, 2011.
  17. World Champion Dr. Christine Theiss announces the end of her career , Hamburger Abendblatt , April 18, 2013.
  18. Victory in the last fight - happy ending for Christine Theiss , Abendzeitung Munich, December 14, 2013, accessed February 26, 2014.
  19. Christine Theiss celebrates end of career victory , RP Online , January 2, 2014