Ute Steppin

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameUte•Steppin (Oldenburg-)
Used nameUte•Steppin
Born31 May 1965 in Crivitz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (GER)
Measurements190 cm / 72 kg
AffiliationsSchweriner SC, Schwerin (GER)
NOC East Germany Germany


Ute Steppin was on the East German volleyball team at the 1988 Seoul Olympics that won the fifth-place match against Brazil 3-1. She also won the European Championships in 1983 and 1987, and was silver medallist in 1985 and 1989, and bronze medallist in 1991 (representing re-unified Germany). In 1996 she was on the German team that finished eighth at Atlanta. In 1986, Steppin participated in the World Championships.

In total, Steppin won 426 international caps with East Germany and re-unified Germany. She played for SC Traktor Schwerin, renamed Schweriner SC after German re-unification, and was East German Champion from 1982-84, and East German Cup winner in 1982, 1988, and 1990. In 1995, she then won the German Championships. By profession, Steppin became an IT specialist. Her son Bastian also became a volleyball player.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Volleyball (Volleyball) GDR Ute Steppin
Volleyball, Women (Olympic) East Germany 5
1996 Summer Olympics Volleyball (Volleyball) GER Ute Steppin
Volleyball, Women (Olympic) Germany 8

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