Kathrin Kadelbach

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Kathrin Kadelbach (born August 1, 1983 in Berlin ) is a German sailor in the 470 class .


Kathrin Kadelbach completed her studies in media science, politics and philosophy and is now studying business administration for top athletes. She starts for the Seglerhaus am Wannsee association and has been trained by Ruslana Taran since 2012 . Kadelbach comes from a successful sailing family. Father Achim Kadelbach and grandfather Hans Kadelbach took part in the Olympic Games as sailors . First she sailed in the 420 dinghy , where she won silver medals at the European Junior Championships in 2000 and 2003.

Since 2003, Kadelbach has been a helmsman with Saskia Schröder as a crew member in the 470 class for women. At the European Championships in Brest in 2003 they were 27th, at the World Championships in Cadiz 25th. The 2004 World Championships in Zadar ended the Dua in 40th, the European Championships in Warnemünde in 24th. The two following European Championships in Gdynia and Balatonfüred , where Kadelbach went well / Schröder took 13th and 19th place. The result was less good at the last joint World Championships in 2006 in Rizhao , where they finished 35th.

At the end of 2006, Friederike Belcher , then still Friederike Ziegelmayer, became Kadelbach's new crew member. The born German was Australian at the time and was eligible to compete for the Australian Association. Belcher's grandfather Rolf Mulka and Kadelbach's father won a bronze medal in sailing at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome . Success came quickly, with Kadebach / Belcher winning the Australian Championships and the Sydney International Regatta . At the European Championships in 2007 in Thessaloniki they were 15. The attempt to start at international championships initially failed because of the Australian association, which Belcher did not want to release. The dispute went to the Court of Arbitration in Lausanne , but before the 2007 World Cup, the Australian federation enforced a ban. This could be canceled six months before the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing , but the team now had no chance to qualify, although they reached the top ten at the World Championships in Melbourne in tenth place. In 2009 Kadelbach / Belcher became German champions. Then both devoted themselves to their studies and completed them by 2010. In Melbourne she won a World Cup on her return. At their next World Championships in 2010 in The Hague they were 14th, at the European Championships 2011 in Helsinki 15th and at the World Championships of the year in Perth 28th Despite the comparatively mediocre placement, the duo was able to win the 2012 Summer Olympics in London to qualify. In Travemünde they also won the International German Championships. Things went better for Kadelbach / Belcher again at the 2012 World Championships in Barcelona , where they finished 12th.

At the beginning of October 2012, the Kadelbach / Belcher team split. In 2013 she received "the golden badge of honor from the Berlin Sailing Association for her participation in the 2012 Olympic Games and her sailing successes".

Individual evidence

  1. Kadelbach / Belcher end career ( memento from September 24, 2015 in the Internet Archive )
  2. Berliner Seglertag 2013 ( Memento from December 1, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) in the association Seglerhaus am Wannsee . Retrieved June 21, 2013

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