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Winning the Olympics 2008!
  Foto: Xavier Marest
First German Medal in London 2012   Foto: picture alliance
Full power on the fencing piste!   Foto: picture alliance
Discussing in Talk Shows   Foto: Klaus Schultes
Amongst politicians: With the German Chancellor Merkel  
China over again: At the EXPO in Shanghai with the City of Cologne  


 (Foto: Emotion)


Born 1982-12-22
m / kg 1,80 m / 69 kg
Hobbies Languages, Travelling, Reading
Coach Manfred Kaspar
Club TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen








Sports achievements

Olympic Champion 2008 in Beijing

Silver medalist Olympic Games 2012 London

World Champion 2007 in St. Petersburg

Vice World Champion 2014 in Kazan

European Champion 2009 in Plovdiv

Vice European Champion 2011 in Sheffield

Silver medalist (Team) Olympic Games 2004 in Athens


University Studies

2001: Immatriculation at the University of Cologne

Course of Studies: Regional Science of East Asia with Focus on China and Business

Degree in 2009: Diplom (equiv. to Master degree)


Work History

Since 2001: Member of the German National Fencing Team

Since 2009: Free lancer at the consultancy agency RSBK as project manager China,
focussing on Renewable Energies/environmental projects

Since 2014: Free lancer for ARD Morgenmagazin (i.e. reporting daily live from the Brazil
FIFA World Cup)

Speaker and talk show guest (Several appearences, interviews and speeches at company
events, panel discussions as well as in TV shows regarding the following topics: Mental
strength, dual career, time management, China)

Accompany of business or political delegations to China as China expert (i.e. she
accompanied: the former German Foreign Minister, Guido Westerwelle, as special
ambassador to celebrate 40 years of diplomatic relations between China and Germany; the former minister of Education Mrs. Schavan on her visit of the Expo 2010 in Shanghai; the City of Cologne on a cultural trip to China; the German business newspaper Handelsblatt on their Handelsblatt-On-Tour 2014 trip to Jiangsu, China)

M.C. (i.e. at Company events, Galas, TV-Shows such as presenting and translating the Live-Shows of star violonist André Rieu touring China; partial presentation of the program "Go,巴西, Goal!" of the Chinese television network CCTV5 in Chinese; moderation of several panel discussions at Chinese-German business panels)

Author: “Fortune is a matter of Attitude - Strong for the battles of life”, reissue 2016-09, first published 2011

Author: “Welcome to the Kingdom of Contrasts. A close-up view on China”, published


Further activities


IOC Member and Member of the IOC Ahtletes Commission

Member of the Chair of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB)

Member of the board of trustees in the trust of the German Football League (DFL)

Ambasssador for the Ministry of Delevolpment for „Sport for development“

Member of the Sino-German Dialogue Board (Civil Advisory Body to the German Federal


Member of the Chair of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB)

Member of the FIA-Commission „Women in Motorsport“



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