Katarina Witt is a retired German figure skater. In Germany, she was commonly called "Kati" in the past, but today her full name is used more often. Witt won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany, first at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and the second in 1988 at the Calgary Olympics. She is a four-time World champion and twice World silver medalist. A feat only equalled by Sonja Henie among female skaters, Witt won six consecutive European Championships. Her competitive record makes her one of the most successful figure skaters of all time.