Katrin Rutschow-Stomporowski

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKatrin•Rutschow-Stomporowski
Used nameKatrin•Rutschow-Stomporowski
Born2 April 1975 in Waren, Müritz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (GER)
Measurements180 cm / 79 kg
AffiliationsRuderklub am Wannsee, Berlin (GER)
NOC Germany
Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 3


German rower Katrin Rutschow-Stomporowski won medals at three Olympics. In 1996 at Atlanta she won gold with the quadruple sculls, while in 2000 in Sydney she took bronze in the single sculls, and at Athens four years later she won the singles sculls gold medal. After the Atlanta Games, Rutschow married her team-mate Bernhard Stomporowski. At World Championships Rutschow-Stomporowski won three gold medals, with the quadruple sculls (1994, 1995) and in single sculls (2001). She also won three silvers (1998-99, 2003), and one bronze (2002). Rutschow-Stomporowski was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf, Germany’s highest sports award.

Domestically, Rutschow-Stomporowski won seven consecutive national titles in the single sculls from 1998-2004, four titles with the quadruple sculls (1994-1996, and 1999, and the double sculls (1997) partnering Kathrin Boron. Rutschow-Stomporowski later turned to coaching and worked with the Swiss Rowing Association from 2005-07 and later with the Regional Olympic Centre at Potsdam.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Rowing GER Katrin Rutschow
Quadruple Sculls, Women (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold
2000 Summer Olympics Rowing GER Katrin Rutschow-Stomporowski
Single Sculls, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
2004 Summer Olympics Rowing GER Katrin Rutschow-Stomporowski
Single Sculls, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold

Olympic family relations