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Christel Steffin

Full name: Christel Steffin (-Schulz)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-5 (166 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: April 4, 1940 in Hohennauen, Seeblick, Brandenburg, Germany
Affiliations: BSG Einheit Rathenow, Rathenow (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Freestyle swimmer Christel Steffin from Rathenow in East Germany participated in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics in the 100 freestyle, but was eliminated in the heats. Four years later, however, she won the bronze medal at the Rome Olympics with the 4x100 freestyle relay team. She won the East German 100 freestyle title five times, in 1955-57 and 1959-60, and also won the 400 freestyle title in 1957 and 1959. At the 1958 European Championships she finished sixth in the 100 freestyle and fourth in the 4x100 medley relay.

Steffin trained as an electrician, but later worked as a sports and swimming teacher. After German reunification she came back to swimming under her married name Schulz at the age of 50 and competed in senior swimming master events all around the world, winning numerous World and European Championships.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 16 Melbourne Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle Germany GER 5 h4 r1/3
1960 Summer 20 Roma Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Germany GER 3 Bronze

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 16 Melbourne Swimming Germany Round One Heat Four 5 1:08.1

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1960 Summer 20 Roma Swimming Germany GER Final 3 1:05.6 1:05.6 6
1960 Summer 20 Roma Swimming Germany GER Round One Heat Two 3 1:06.5 1:06.5 2
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