Cerstin Schmidt

Cerstin Schmidt (born 5 March 1963 in Zwickau, Bezirk Karl-Marx-Stadt) is an East German luger who competed during the mid to late 1980s. She won the bronze medal in the women's singles event at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.

Cerstin Schmidt
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Schmidt (seated) in 1987.
Medal record
Women's Luge
Representing German Democratic Republic
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Calgary Women's singles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1987 Igls Women's singles
Silver medal – second place 1981 Hammarstrand Women's singles
Silver medal – second place 1985 Oberhof Women's singles
World Cup Championships
Gold medal – first place 1984-85 Women's singles
Gold medal – first place 1986-87 Women's singles
Silver medal – second place 1985-86 Women's singles
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1986 Hammarstrand Women's singles
Silver medal – second place 1988 Königssee Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Olang Women's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Königssee Women's singles
Ute Oberhoffner (left), Birgit Görlitzer and Cerstin Schmidt (right) in Oberhofen, October 18, 1986

Schmidt also won three medals at the FIL World Luge Championships with one gold (1987) and two silvers (1981, 1985) as well as four medals at the FIL European Luge Championships with one gold (Women's singles: 1986), one silver (Mixed team: 1988) and two bronzes (Women's singles: 1984, 1988).

Schmidt won the overall Luge World Cup title in the women's singles twice (1984/5, 1986/7).

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