A double Olympic gold medallist, Katarina Witt is a former German professional skater who has risen to be a jewel to the country. Having dominated the sports in the 80s and in the early 90s, Witt still has a lot of people interested in her life many years after leaving the ice. Here is all to know about her.
Katarina Witt Quick Bio
Katarina Witt was born on 3 December 1965 in Staaken. At the time, it was in East Germany, and that was where she was raised by her parents. While her father (Manfred Witt) was into farming, her mother (Käthe Witt) was a health worker. She was brought up alongside her brother, Axel Witt.
For her education, Katarina went to school in Chemnitz which at the time was Karl-Marx-Stadt. Because she showed athletic abilities as a little child, she was sent to a school for athletic kids, Kinder-und Jugendsportschule.
Her childhood is dominated by the sports that she will grow up to be known for. She trained as much as possible and soon enough she began going for competitions which she made good thanks to her coach, Jutta Müller.
Her first international show didn’t end as great as she would have wanted after ending in the 14th place during the 1979 European Championships. Nevertheless, she was back in the international scene again three years later but this time, she made a better performance. The more events Katarina attended, the better she became.
Her most significant year was in 1984 when she won the Olympic gold medal at the event in Yugoslavia. That same year saw her winning her first World Figure Skating Championships. The coming years would see her winning another Olympics in 1988, and the skating championships 4 more times. Witt also grabbed 6 European championships among others before finally retiring in 1994.
After retirement, Katarina Witt went on to found a skating production company and in 2005 she started a Charity organization to care for children with disabilities. She has also published 2 books thus far; a memoir and a nonfiction, So viel Leben, which translates to So Much Life.
Is She Married, Who Is Her Husband?
Having gone over 50 years of age, there are many people who keep asking if the former skater is married and who her husband is. While she is yet to be married, she has been in a good number of relationships in her life thus far. There have been some rumours that came out claiming that she has recently been married but that has returned false.
Katarina Witt has been lined with over 10 men in the past with some of the relationships spanning years while others end less than a year after it began. That stated, it is important to point out that although she has been linked to many men, some of them are only rumoured relationships.
As a young woman, one of the first relationships that the German found herself in was in 1984 when she dated German musician, composer and music producer, Ingo Politz. The relationship went with much promise for 4 years before it came to an abrupt end. After the end of their dating, she was briefly linked to former Italian alpine ski racer Alberto Tomba. Soon afterwards, Witt was also rumoured to have something to do with Canadian former skater, Kurt Browning. Both of these relationships ended almost as quick as they started.
The beautiful woman next had a short relationship with German singer Rolf Brendel in 1994 and before then she was said to have had something with American actor, Richard Dean Anderson in 1992.
Ice Princess, as she is referred to by her countrymen was rumoured to have dated another American actor, Danny Huston in 1995 and another singer, Gregor Prächt in 2002. In between these two, she had a serious relationship with businessman, Marcus Herrmann who is also from her country. The next three men she dated are Dave Hoffis (from 2002 to 2003), Siegfried Wolf (2004), and Andreas Rüter (2008).
Just as she is yet to get married, Katarina Witt is yet to have any child.
Katarina Witt’s Body Measurements
A very beautiful woman who has dominated the ice sports, Germans describe her as a national treasure, this is for her pleasing looks and feat in skating. As an athletic woman, she is very feminine and with a good shape and body structure. Here are her overall body measurements:
Height: 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm)
Weight: 147 lbs (67 kg)
Breasts-Waist-Hips: 39-28-38 inches (99-71-97 cm)
Feet (Shoe size): 7.5
Dress: Size 10
Breast Size: 36C
Breast Shape: C
Body Shape: Hourglass