The life of Katarina Witt is filmed

The third and last Olympic participation of the two-time gold medalist Katarina Witt is the focus of a TV film that will be shot in Prague on behalf of ZDF until the end of May.

After two Olympic victories in 1984 and 1988, the world-famous figure skater finished seventh on her comeback in Lillehammer in 1994. A broadcast date for the film has not yet been set.

Katarina Witt was Olympic champion in 1984 and 1988

Directed by Michaela Kezele, “Kati” specifically portrays the intensive relationship between the four-time world champion and her long-time trainer Jutta Müller. The now 94-year-old supervisor is considered the most successful figure skating coach in history.

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“Of course I told her about the film, and we still see each other regularly,” said the six-time European champion of “Bild”. The 57-year-old, who was eight times East German champion, is played by Lavinia Nowak, who is 30 years her junior. Müller plays her colleague Dagmar Manzel (64). (sid/dv)

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