Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Seoul 1988 1988
Games Results Sport Event
Seoul 1988 1988
#1
Swimming 50 metres Freestyle
#1
Swimming 100 metres Freestyle
#1
Swimming 100 metres Backstroke
#1
Swimming 100 metres Butterfly
#1
Swimming 4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
#1
Swimming 4 x 100 metres Medley Relay

Kristin OTTO

German Democratic Republic (Germany)
Swimming
Height
185 cm / 6'1''
Weight
70 kg / 154 pounds
Birth date
7 Feb 1966 Leipzig, Germany
Gender
Female

Number of medals

6 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

1 Olympic Games

Kristin OTTO biography

Kristin Otto, of the German Democratic Republic, won six gold medals at one Games (1988) to set a women's record for any sport at the Olympics. In Seoul Otto uniquely won gold medals in three different strokes, freestyle, backstroke and butterfly, and her overall performance at the 1988 Games ranks as one of history's greatest sporting achievements. Her gold medals came in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly, and both relays. In 1987 at the European Championships she had won five of the same six events, missing only the 50, in which she did not compete. At the World Championships (1982, 1986) she won seven gold medals. Otto set two individual world records and contributed to four relay world records in her career.

Personal Bests: 50 freestyle – 25.49 (1988); 100 freestyle – 54.93 (1994); 100 backstroke – 1:00.89 (1988); 100 butterfly – 59.00 (1988).

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