Kathrin Zimmermann

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKathrin•Zimmermann
Used nameKathrin•Zimmermann
Born22 December 1966 in Gera, Thüringen (GER)
Measurements173 cm / 65 kg
AffiliationsSC Karl-Marx-Stadt, Chemnitz (GER)
NOC East Germany


Kathrin Zimmermann, daughter of Heidi Eisenschmidt, was an East German backstroke swimmer who won the 200 metres silver medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. At World Championships, she won a complete set of medals in 1986. At European Championships, Zimmermann won four silver medals and one bronze.

In 1985 and 1987 Zimmermann won the East German 100 metres national title, and in 1986 she was the 200 metres champion. By profession, Zimmermann was a women’s tailor.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GDR Kathrin Zimmermann
200 metres Backstroke, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver

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