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Kathrin Zimmermann (born 22 December 1966 in Gera) is a former backstroke swimmer from East Germany who won a silver medal in the 200 m backstroke at the 1988 Summer Olympics.[1] Earlier, between 1983 and 1987 she won five silver and two bronze medals at European and world championships in the 100 m and 200 m backstroke events, as well as one world title in the 4 × 100 m medley relay.[2]

Kathrin Zimmermann
Kathrin Zimmermann 1986.jpg
Kathrin Zimmermann in 1986
Personal information
Born (1966-12-22) 22 December 1966 (age 52)
Gera, Bezirk Gera, East Germany
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
ClubSC Karl-Marx-Stadt

Her mother Heidi Eisenschmidt competed in swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics.[1]


  1. ^ a b Kathrin Zimmermann.
  2. ^ Kathrin ZIMMERMANN.