Kristin Otto - Updated Apr 2024

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Kristin Otto


Kristin Otto is a well-known German Swimmer. Further, Kristin Otto is widely famous for her incredible swimming records on national and international stages.

Early Life

Kristin Otto was born on 7th February 1966 in Leipzig, Bezirk Leipzig, East Germany, and is currently 57 years old. She was born into a caucasian family.

However, the former German swimming champion has not revealed her father’s name and her mother’s name in the media yet. Further, Kristin has shared very little information about her family and childhood.

So, there is no information regarding her siblings and other family members. We will let you know shortly if Otto reveals her information. From a religious point of view, Otto is a Christian.

Moving into their educational background and childhood, Kristin has completed her school-level studies at a local private school in her hometown. Further, she has finished her graduation as well.

On the other hand, Otto has kept her school’s name and her college’s name secret from the media

Kristin Otto – Body Measurements

Talking about body measurement, Kristin has a pretty well-shaped and well-maintained body. Being an athlete, Kristin is very concerned about her body figure and physical appearance.

Further, Otto stands at a height of around 5 feet and 4 inches. Likewise, Otto has a body weight of around 59 kg or 130 lbs.

In addition, Kristin regularly does physical exercise and workouts to maintain her body figure and physical appearance. Likewise, Kristin uses shoes of size 7. Further, Otto has beautiful black eyes along with Blonde hair.

Kristin Otto – Social Media

Moving to social media availability, Kristin is not active on social media. Otto has not created any accounts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Professional Life

Kristin Otto

Caption: Kristin Otto in the swimming pool(source: Wikipedia)

Kristin started to train as a professional swimmer at the age of 11 however, she got her first international breakthrough in the 1982 World Championship.

In the tournament, Kristin completed the 100 m Backstroke race in the first position to secure her gold medal. Likewise, in the same tournament, Otto won the other two gold for 4*100 m medley and 4*10 freestyle.

World Championship

After the 1982 tournaments, Kristin made her second participation in the World Championship in 1986. In the competition, she won gold medals for 100 m freestyle, 200 m medley, 4×100 m medley, and  4×100 m freestyle.

Similarly, Otto won a silver medal for 50m freestyle and 10m butterfly in the 1986 World Championship.


Kristin Otto

Caption: Kristin Otto showing her gold medal(Source: Swimming World)

Kristin made her first appearance in the 1984 Summer Olympics where she set a record for the 200m freestyle. However, Kristin withdrew from the tournament after the tournament was boycotted by 14 Eastern Bloc countries including her home country East Germany.

Later, Kristin made her second appearance in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. In this competition, Kristin single-handedly dominated the entire women’s swimming competition.

In short, she ranked first in most of the swimming category races of the tournament. Otto secured gold for 50 m freestyle, 100 m freestyle, 100 m butterfly, 100 m backstroke, 4×100 m freestyle, and 4×100 m medley.

European Championship

Kristin Otto is a world-class swimmer. She has left her legacy in the European Championship as well. She made her first appearance in the European championship in 1983 in Rome where she ranked first in two categories securing two gold for her country.

Moreover, Kristin Otto won the 4*100 m freestyle race and a 4*200m freestyle race.

In addition, she showed her major dominance in the European championship in 1987 in Strasburg. In that tournament, Kristin won 5 gold medals for 100 m freestyle, 100 m backstroke, 100 m butterfly, 4×100 m freestyle, and 4×100 m medley

Similarly, in the 1989 European Championship, Otto won gold in two categories 100m backstroke and 4*100 m medley. In the same tournament, she won a silver medal in 100m freestyle and a bronze in 200m backstrokes.

Relationship Status

Moving into the relationship status, there is no information available regarding Kristin’s relationship status. We will let you know about her dating history shortly in our next update.

Kristin Otto – Net Worth 2023

In addition, Kristin Otto has earned a pretty small amount of money from her career. However, Otto has kept her annual income and salary secret from the media. As per the source, Kristin has an estimated net worth of around $4 million.