Charlene Wittstock

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCharlene Lynette•Wittstock (-Grimaldi)
Used nameCharlene•Wittstock
Other namesCharlène Wittstock
Born25 January 1978 in Bulawayo (ZIM)
Measurements177 cm / 63 kg
Title(s)Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco
NOC South Africa


Charlene Wittstock swam for South Africa at the 2000 Olympics, 2002 Short Course World Championships, where she placed sixth in the 200 m backstroke, and at the 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth Games. A shoulder injury shortened her career and although she tried to return for the 2008 Olympics, she did not qualify. At a swimming competition in Monaco in 2000 Wittstock met Prince Albert II, and they later began a romantic relationship. In June 2010 Wittstock and Prince Albert II became engaged, and were married in Monaco on 1-2 July 2011 (civil and religious ceremony). At that time Wittstock became Her Serene Highness, The Princess of Monaco.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2000 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) RSA Charlene Wittstock
100 metres Backstroke, Women (Olympic) 17
200 metres Backstroke, Women (Olympic) 14
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Women (Olympic) South Africa 5

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