Ute Dix

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameUte•Dix (-Zillmann)
Used nameUte•Dix
Born10 September 1955 in Reichenbach, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements165 cm / 62 kg
AffiliationsSC Karl-Marx-Stadt, Chemnitz (GER)
NOC East Germany


Ute Dix was an East German speed skater who competed in the 1976 Winter Olympics at Innsbruck. She was way off the medals, with a 20th place finish in the 500 metres and 21st in the 1,000. That same year Dix won the 1,000 metres East German national title. Her only other national title was in 1973 when she won the all-round title.

After raising three children, Dix returned to international senior competition in the 1990s under her married name Zillmann. By profession, she became a family physician.

Personal Bests: 500 – 43.7 (1976); 1000 – 1:26.40 (1976); 1500 – 2:15.18 (1977); 3000 – 4:48.92 (2007); 5000 – 8:40.4 (1976).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) GDR Ute Dix
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 20
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 21