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Christel Rupke

Full name: Christel Rupke (-Hüsecken, -Schaufuhs)
Gender: Female
Born: March 7, 1919 in Ohligs, Solingen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: November 16, 1998 in Solingen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Ohligser SV 04, Ohligs, Solingen (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Swimming


The German 100m backstroke champion from 1935-37 Christel Rupke was eliminated in the heats of the 100m backstroke at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. She retired in 1938 and married, but sadly her husband was killed-in-action in the early stage of World War II. The same happened to her second husband, whom she married in 1943, and he was killed-in-action in 1945. After World War II she worked for the town hall in her hometown Solingen.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Swimming Women's 100 metres Backstroke Germany GER 5 h2 r1/3

Women's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Swimming Germany Round One Heat Two 5 1:23.7
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