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Cerstin Schmidt

Full name: Cerstin Schmidt (-Almonat)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: March 5, 1963 in Zwickau, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Traktor Oberwiesenthal, Oberwiesenthal (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Luge

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Cerstin Schmidt started her career in luge in 1973, when she was only 10. She competed as a senior internationally for the first time in 1981, placing second at the World Championships. Schmidt’s next international success came with a second place at the 1985 World Championships and winning the Overall World Cup in the same year, which she repeated in 1986-87. She also won the 1986 European Championships and was 1987 World Champion. After her 1988 Olympic bronze medal, she retired, married sports photographer Harald Almonat and moved to Berlin.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Luge Women's Singles East Germany GDR 3 Bronze

Women's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IT1 IR1 IT2 IT3 IR3 ST1 ST2 ST3 SR3 IR2 SR1 SR2
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Luge East Germany GDR Final Standings 3 3:04.181
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Luge East Germany GDR Run 1 3 46.078 8.234 9 20.956 35.419 3 12.722 14.463 10.659 3
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Luge East Germany GDR Run 2 1 46.020 8.242 =10 20.956 35.415 2 12.714 14.459 10.605 1 4 2 1
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Luge East Germany GDR Run 3 2 46.059 8.192 7 20.881 35.360 2 12.689 14.479 10.699 1 4 4 2
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Luge East Germany GDR Run 4 3 46.024 8.202 =8 20.900 35.369 3 12.698 14.469 10.655 1 5 4 1