Romanian-born German foil fencer Rita König won two medals at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She earned silver in the individual event and bronze with the team. At World Championships she added two more medals; team gold in 1999 and team bronze in 1997. In 1997 and 2000, she won the European Championships and added an individual bronze in 1996. She also gained European team gold in 1997-98, and 2000.
Nationally, König won the foil title in 1997, 2000, and 2002. She was the sister of Susanne König and became sister-in-law of her husband Steffen Wiesinger. She herself married team-mate Uwe Römer.