Kathrin Haacker

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Kathrin Haacker (born April 3, 1967 in Wismar ) is a former rower from the German Democratic Republic . In 1988 she achieved the Olympic victory in eighth place , for which she was awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit in gold.

Kathrin Haacker from SC Dynamo Berlin was still a sculler in the youth division , she won in 1985 at the Spartakiade in a double scull . In 1986 she switched to the belt boats and immediately became GDR champion in the eighth. For the World Championships in Nottingham, however, she did not ride as a rower in eighth, but as a two-man without together with Martina Walther , the two of whom won the bronze medal. In 1987 in Copenhagen Ute Wild sat with her in twos, the two rowed to second place behind the Romanians Rodica Arba and Olga Homeghi . In 1988 they both switched to the GDR eighth, at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul the eighth, driven by Daniela Neunast, won the line-up of Annegret Strauch , Judith Zeidler , Kathrin Haacker, Ute Wild, Anja Kluge , Ramona Balthasar , Beatrix Schröer and Ute Stange in front of the boats from Romania and China.

In 1989 Haacker returned to the two and won the World Championships in Bled with Judith Zeidler. In 1990 SC Dynamo Berlin was only called SC Berlin . At the last appearance of the national rowing team at the world championship on Lake Barrington in Tasmania, Haacker and Zeidler rowed together with Antje Frank and Jeannette Barth in a purely Berlin four without a helmsman . In 1991 Kathrin Haacker took part in the World Cup in Vienna for reunified Germany. The four was composed of all German, with the two East Berliners Haacker and Zeidler rowed Cerstin Petersmann from Dortmund and Gabriele Mehl from Essen; together they won the bronze medal.

For this she was awarded the silver bay leaf on June 23, 1993 .

Kathrin Haacker also won bronze at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona and at the 1993 World Championships in Roudnice as a rower in the German eight. In 1994, at the end of her career in Indianapolis, Kathrin Haacker was world champion with the eighth.


  • Volker Kluge : The great lexicon of GDR athletes. The 1000 most successful and popular athletes from the GDR, their successes and biographies. Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Berlin 2000, ISBN 3-89602-348-9 .
  • National Olympic Committee for Germany: Barcelona 1992. The German Olympic team . Frankfurt am Main 1992

Individual evidence

  1. Neues Deutschland , 12./13. November 1988, p. 4
  2. Landessportbund Niedersachsen e. V., VIBSS: The Federal President and his duties in the field of sport: ... on June 23, 1993, Federal President von Weizsäcker awarded ... disabled and non-disabled athletes, namely the medal winners of the 1992 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with the silver laurel leaf ...

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