Britta Heidemann

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Britta Heidemann (born 22 December 1982 in Cologne
Cologne
Cologne is Germany's fourth-largest city , and is the largest city both in the Germany Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than ten million inhabitants.Cologne is located on both sides of the...

) is a German épée fencer
Fencing
Fencing, which is also known as modern fencing to distinguish it from historical fencing, is a family of combat sports using bladed weapons.Fencing is one of four sports which have been featured at every one of the modern Olympic Games...

. Heidemann had her biggest success on 13 August during the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics
2008 Summer Olympics
The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, was a major international multi-sport event that took place in Beijing, China, from August 8 to August 24, 2008. A total of 11,028 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees competed in 28 sports and 302 events...

, when she defeated Ana Maria Brânză
Ana Maria Brânza
Ana Maria Brânză is a Romanian épée fencer.On January 25, 2008, Ana-Maria Brânză captured the inaugural women's 2009 Qatar Fencing Épée Grand Prix individual's title....

 (ROU) to win the gold medal, just minutes after fellow countryman Benjamin Kleibrink
Benjamin Kleibrink
Benjamin Philip Kleibrink is a German Foil fencer.Kleibrink's greatest achievement is a gold medal win in men's individual Foil in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. To win gold, Kleibrink beat Kenta Chida 15-10, Lei Sheng 15-7, Zhu Jun 15-4, and then Yuki Ota 15-9 in the final...

 won the men's individual foil
Foil (fencing)
A foil is a type of weapon used in fencing. It is the most common weapon in terms of usage in competition, and is usually the choice for elementary classes for fencing in general.- Components:...

 competition. Prior to this, her biggest achievement had been a gold medal at the 2007 World Championships in the individual competition. At the 2004 Summer Olympics
2004 Summer Olympics
The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, was a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece from August 13 to August 29, 2004 with the motto Welcome Home. 10,625 athletes competed, some 600 more than expected, accompanied by 5,501 team...

 she won the Silver Medal in the épée competition with her teammates, Claudia Bokel
Claudia Bokel
Claudia Bokel is a German épée fencer. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, she won the silver medal in the épée competition with her teammates, Britta Heidemann and Imke Duplitzer. She won a gold medal at the 2001 World Fencing Championships and at the 2006 European Seniors Fencing Championship épée event...

 and Imke Duplitzer
Imke Duplitzer
Imke Duplitzer is a German épée fencer. At the 2004 Summer Olympics she won the silver medal in the épée competition with her teammates, Britta Heidemann and Claudia Bokel...

. During the 2006 World Fencing Championships
2006 World Fencing Championships
The 2006 World Fencing Championships were held at the Oval Lingotto in Turin, Italy. The event took place from September 29 to October 7, 2006.-Medal table:-Men's events:-Women's events:-References:*...

 she won the bronze medal after beating Romania in the épée team event together with her team mates Imke Duplitzer, Claudia Bokel and Marijana Markovic
Marijana Markovic
Marijana Marković is a German épée fencer.Marković won the bronze medal in the épée team event at the 2006 World Fencing Championships after beating Romania in the bronze medal match. She accomplished this with her team mates Imke Duplitzer, Claudia Bokel and Britta Heidemann.- External links :*...

. Heidemann currently lives as a student in Cologne
Cologne
Cologne is Germany's fourth-largest city , and is the largest city both in the Germany Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than ten million inhabitants.Cologne is located on both sides of the...

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Clips of her showing her whale tail while on a TV show has spread through the internet.