Full name: Christel Rupke (-HÃ¼secken, -Schaufuhs)
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)
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.
Women's 100 metres Backstroke