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Anke Nothnagel-von Seck

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAnke•Nothnagel-von Seck
Used nameAnke•Nothnagel-von Seck
Born10 September 1966 in Brandenburg an der Havel, Brandenburg (GER)
Measurements174 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsSC Empor Rostock, Rostock (GER)
NOC East Germany Germany


German flatwater canoeist Anke Nothnagel partnered Birgit Fischer-Schmidt at the 1988 Seoul Olympics in the K-2 500, and they won the gold medal representing East Germany. Under her married name, von Seck, she then partnered Ramona Portwich at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, representing re-unified Germany, and again won the gold medal. With the K-4 500 she also won gold in 1988, and silver in 1992.

At the ICF Flatwater Canoe World Championships, von Seck won ten gold medals between 1987-91, all in K-2 or K-4 500. In 1987 she won her only East German individual national title beating Birgit Fischer-Schmidt in the K-1 500. She also won three more titles in other events. By profession, von Seck became a teacher for sport and biology at a grammar school in Dachau near München. She also worked as a canoe coach with KG München.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) GDR Anke Nothnagel
Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Women (Olympic) Birgit Schmidt 1 Gold
Kayak Fours, 500 metres, Women (Olympic) East Germany 1 Gold
1992 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) GER Anke von Seck
Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Women (Olympic) Ramona Portwich 1 Gold
Kayak Fours, 500 metres, Women (Olympic) Germany 2 Silver

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