Carsta Genäuß

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCarsta•Genäuß (-Kühn)
Used nameCarsta•Genäuß
Born30 November 1959 in Dresden, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements169 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsSC Einheit Dresden, Dresden (GER)
NOC East Germany


East German Carsta Genäuß won seven gold medals at the Flatwater Canoe World Championships with three in the K-2 500 event (1981, 1983, 1985) and four in the K-4 500 event (1978, 1981, 1983, 1985). At the 1980 Moskva Olympics, which were boycotted by many Western countries, she also earned a gold medal in the K2-500 together with Martina Bischof.

Genäuß then married non-Olympian canoeist Jens Kühn. After her active sporting career, Genäuß worked as a commercialist in the Konsum-Genossenschaft Dresden and later as a restorer in the State Office for Archeology in Saxony.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) GDR Carsta Genäuß
Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Women (Olympic) Martina Bischof 1 Gold

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