Controversy surrounded today’s individual epee medal round in London today and Britta Heidemann was right in the center of it. More on that later, but first some background. Britta is …Read More
Now that the Olympics have officially closed, here’s an update on the athletic performance of each of my honorees. Vol IV no 1 – Amanda Beard – USA – Swimming …Read More
As I traditionally do, midway through the games I provide an update of how all the girls are doing in to date.Read More
Yesterday 25 year old German fencer Britta Heidemann won the individual epee gold medal and captured the heart of the Chinese fans while she was at it. At the press conference following her win, Britta fielded and answered questions in Chinese. It turns out she’s a Chinese Studies major at Cologne and previously lived and studied in Beijing.Read More
Britta Heideman is a 21 year old, 5’11”, 143 lb fencer from Cologne, Germany. She is a college student studying Chinese Economics and competes for the TSV Bayer fencing team. She is single.
Britta has been called the Anna Kournikova of fencing, but.as Jochen Farber of the International Fencing Federation says “she has real talent and wins competitions.”