Bärbel Köster

Bärbel Köster (later Madaus, born 26 May 1957) is an East German sprint canoer who competed in the mid to late 1970s. She won a bronze medal in the K-2 500 m event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.

Bärbel Köster (left) and Carola Zirzow.
Bärbel Köster
Medal record
Women's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Montreal K-2 500 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1974 Mexico City K-2 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1974 Mexico City K-4 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1975 Belgrade K-2 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1975 Belgrade K-4 500 m

Köster also won four gold medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with two in the K-2 500 m event (both 1974 and 1975) and two in the K-4 500 m event (both 1974 and 1975).

ReferencesEdit

  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 21 January 2009). Additional archives: Wayback Machine.
  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 9 November 2009)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Bärbel Köster". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.