Collecting the medals
Born on December 3, 1965, Katarina Witt grew up in East Germany. As a young girl, she was drilled within the country's demanding sports system, training for hours in a city then called Karl-Marx-Stadt (now Chemnitz). She made it to a major podium in 1982, winning silver in figure skating at the European Championships. Many gold medals would follow - among them two at the Olympics.