Cerstin Schmidt

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCerstin•Schmidt (-Almonat)
Used nameCerstin•Schmidt
Born5 March 1963 in Zwickau, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements178 cm / 62 kg
AffiliationsSC Traktor Oberwiesenthal, Oberwiesenthal (GER)
NOC East Germany
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


Cerstin Schmidt started her career in luge in 1973, when she was only 10. Her international success began with a third place at the European Championships 1984. Next came a second place at the 1985 World Championships and winning the Overall World Cup in the same year, which she repeated in 1986-87. She also won the 1986 European Championships and was 1987 World Champion. After her 1988 Olympic bronze medal, she retired, married sports photographer Harald Almonat and moved to Berlin.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Winter Olympics Luge GDR Cerstin Schmidt
Singles, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze

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