Rothenburger-Luding, Christa (1959–)

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Rothenburger-Luding, Christa (1959–)

East German cyclist and speedskater. Name variations: Christa Luding; Christa Luding-Rothenburger; Christa Rothenburger. Born Christa Rothenburger, Dec 4, 1959, in Weisswasser, German Democratic Republic; m. Ernst Luding (her skating coach), 1988.

Won a gold medal for the 500-meter speedskating race at Sarajevo Olympics (1984); was World sprint-skating champion (1984, 1988); became World champion for the 1,000-meter speedskating race (1986); won a silver medal for the 500-meter speedskating race and a gold medal for the 1,000-meter at Calgary Olympics (1988); won a silver medal for the 1,000-meter cycling race at Seoul Olympics (1988), becoming the 1st athlete to win medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympic games in the same year; won a bronze medal for the 500-meter speedskating race at Albertville Olympics (1992).

See also Women in World History.

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