Christine Herbst

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameChristine•Herbst (-Paulick)
Used nameChristine•Herbst
Born19 July 1957 in Dresden, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements167 cm / 57 kg
AffiliationsSC Einheit Dresden, Dresden (GER)
NOC East Germany


Christine Herbst was an East German backstroke specialist who started her career with a sixth place over 200 m at the 1970 Barcelona Europeans. She was then the 1972 East German champion. That same year she took the silver medal with the medley relay at the München Olympics. Individually she placed seventh and fifth in the 100 m and 200 backstrokes, respectively. At the 1973 Belgrade Worlds she came in sixth and fourth in the 100 and 200 m backstrokes, and then retired. By profession, Herbst was a cosmetician who owned her own practice after re-unification.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GDR Christine Herbst
100 metres Backstroke, Women (Olympic) 7
200 metres Backstroke, Women (Olympic) 5
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Women (Olympic) East Germany 2 Silver

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