Famous German Swimmers

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 1 Ralf Moeller

Ralf Moeller
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Recklinghausen, Germany

 2 Kornelia Ender

Kornelia Ender
Famous As: Swimmer
Birthdate: October 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Plauen, Bezirk Karl-Marx-Stadt, Germany

 3 Kristin Otto

Kristin Otto
Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: February 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
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 4 Britta Steffen

Britta Steffen
Famous As: Swimmer
Birthdate: November 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Schwedt, Germany

 5 Michael Gross

Michael Gross
Famous As: Swimmer
Birthdate: June 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

 6 Roland Matthes

Roland Matthes
Famous As: Swimmer
Birthdate: November 17, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pößneck, Thuringia, East Germany
Died: December 20, 2019

Roland Matthes was a German swimmer famous as the most successful backstroke swimmer of all time. He swam 19 world and 21 European records in various backstroke,  freestyle, butterfly, and medley events between April 1967 and August 1974. After retiring from swimming, he studied medicine at the University of Jena and became an orthopedic surgeon.

 7 Elena Krawzow

Elena Krawzow
Famous As: Paralympic swimmer who specialises in breaststroke and freestyle
Birthdate: October 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Novowoskresenowka, Kazakhstan
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 8 Oliver Zeidler

Oliver Zeidler
Famous As: Swimmer, Rower
Birthdate: July 24, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dachau, Germany

 9 Sulamith Messerer

Sulamith Messerer
Famous As: Ballerina
Birthdate: August 27, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: June 3, 2004

Sulamith Messerer was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer. Messerer is credited with establishing the foundation for Japan's classical ballet; she played a major role in the establishment of Japan's dance company, Tokyo Ballet. Sulamith Messerer is also remembered for her association with the popular Bolshoi Theatre where she performed as a prima ballerina for 25 years. 

 10 Mark Warnecke

Mark Warnecke
Famous As: Swimmer
Birthdate: February 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bochum, Germany

 11 Christiane Reppe

Christiane Reppe
Famous As: Sport cyclist
Birthdate: August 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany