|Born||8 August 1952|
Potsdam, East Germany
|Died||March or April 2018 (aged 65)|
She was born in Potsdam. In 1976 she was a crew member of the East German boat that won the gold medal in the eight event. After her rowing career, she studied medicine and graduated in 1983. At first she worked at the Vivantes Klinikum im Friedrichshain as a surgeon before moving to Werder where she continued as a surgeon until her retirement.
Ahrenholz was last seen on the evening of 3 March 2018, reported to Police as missing the following morning and was found dead on 7 April 2018, age 65. Her cause of death is currently unknown.
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- "Leiche von Olympiasiegerin in See entdeckt" [Dead body of Olympic champion discovered at lake]. n-tv (in German). 9 April 2018. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
- "Ehemalige Ruder-Olympiasiegerin vermisst" [Former rowing Olympic champion missing]. Märkische Allgemeine (in German). 7 March 2018. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
- "Olympiasiegerin Brigitte Ahrenholz ist tot" [Olympic champion Brigitte Ahrenholz is dead]. Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). 9 April 2018.
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