Judith Zeidler

Judith Ungemach (née Zeidler, born 11 May 1968) is a German-Australian world champion rower and Olympic gold and bronze medalist.

Judith Zeidler
Medal record
Women's rowing
Olympic Games
Representing  East Germany
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul Eight
Representing  Germany
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Eight
World Rowing Championships
Representing  East Germany
Gold medal – first place 1989 Bled Coxless pairs
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Tasmania Coxless fours
Representing  Germany
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Vienna Coxless fours

Early life and educationEdit

Zeidler was born in Beeskow, Brandenburg. She started rowing at the age of thirteen at the East German best rowing club Dynamo Berlin (later Sport Club Berlin).[citation needed]


After three World Junior titles, Zeidler won gold in the women's eight at the 1988 Summer Olympics.[1] A year later she won the world titles in Bled (Slovenia) in the coxless pair. At the 1992 Summer Olympics she won bronze in the women's eight with the unified German eight.[1]

Zeidler lives with her husband, Matthias Ungemach,[2] and two sons and one daughter on Sydney's Northern Beaches.


Junior world championshipsEdit

  • 1984: Jönköping (SWE) – 1st place (quadruple scull)
  • 1986: Roudnice (CZE) – 1st place (quadruple scull)

World championshipsEdit

  • 1989: Bled (SLO) – 1st place (coxless pair)
  • 1990: Lake Barrington (AUS) – 3rd place (coxless four)
  • 1991: Vienna (AUT) – 3rd place (coxless four)


  • 1988: Seoul (KOR) – 1st place (eight)
  • 1992: Barcelona (SPA) – 3rd place (eight)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Olympic Medals won by Judith Zeidler". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 16 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Matthias Ungemach Biography and Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 16 May 2010.

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