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Annemarie Zimmermann

Full name: Annemarie Zimmermann
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: June 10, 1940 in Lendersdorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Holzheimer SG, Neuss (GER)
Country: GER Germany, FRG West Germany
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Sprint canoeist Annemarie Zimmermann won two gold medals in the K2 at the 1964 Tokyo and the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, alongside her teammate [Roswitha Esser]. In 1964 Esser and Zimmermann were awarded the Silver Bay Leaf, the highest German sports award. They were also elected 1964 Sportswomen of the Year. They represented the mixed German team in Tokyo and West Germany in 1968.

Zimmermann also won two gold medals in 1963 with Esser, at the Worlds and the Europeans. In 1969, they won a bronze at the Europeans in the K2, and silver with the K4. Domestically the pair won West German titles in the K2 in 1962-64, and 1968-69, and Zimmermann also won the K1 in 1964. In 2013, she sold her Olympic Golds at auction for private reasons.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Canoeing Women's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres Germany GER 1 Gold
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Canoeing Women's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres West Germany FRG 1 Gold

Women's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Canoeing Germany GER Roswitha Esser Final Round 1964-10-22
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Canoeing Germany GER Roswitha Esser Round One Heat Two 1964-10-20
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Canoeing West Germany FRG Roswitha Esser Final Round 1968-10-25
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Canoeing West Germany FRG Roswitha Esser Round One Heat One 1968-10-22
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