Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Charlene Wittstock Biography

Charlene Lynette Wittstock, born January 25, 1978 in Bulawayo in Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia and emigrated in Benoni, South Africa, is a South African swimmer backstroke. It measures 1.74 m. At 16, she abandoned her studies and is dedicated to swimming. At 18, she won the junior championships in South Africa. Then a few years later, she is part of the women's team 4 x 100 m medley 4 representing South Africa at the Sydney Olympics of 2000 in backstroke, the team is ranked fifth. Individually, it comes 17th in the 100 backstroke and 14th in the 200 backstroke. The same year, she won the gold medal in the 200 backstroke at International Swimming Meeting in Monaco, where she met for the first time Prince Albert of Monaco, then Crown Prince, who chairs the meeting. His old connections: the Swedish swimmer Lars Froland, British swimmer Robin Francis, from 2002 to 2003, the South African rugby player Andre Snyman (the breakdown of their relationship to lead to an unmanageable behavior) and then from 2003 to 2006, the swimmer Massimiliano Rosolino Italy. After have withdrawn far from the river, she returns to the senior national competition in September 2005. In 2006, she is the first time in the company of Albert II of Monaco at the opening ceremony of the Olympics Winter 2006 in Torino, Italy, after having contacted following the death of his father. Since 2006, she attended along with the prince of the Principality of certain events, such as the Bal de la Croix-Rouge or evening in honor of the Grand Prix of Monaco. Mediated relationship, the tabloids regularly but the confidence Albert II denies any rumors of marriage, and the Palace, because the prince is bound to the protocol for any announcement related to the institutions of the state of Monaco. During the World Cup Rugby 2007 in France, she attended many games with Prince Albert II, including Springbok (South African team rugby union), whose grandfather was one of the coaches during the apartheid . Prince Albert II of Monaco announced last June 23, 2010 her engagement in a statement sent to AFP. Civil marriage is scheduled July 8, 2011, the church wedding the following day [1], [2]. But following a meeting of the International Olympic Committee is taking in Durban, the wedding date is brought forward to finally be set on 2 and 3 July 2011. ---------------- Awards - -------------- * 2000: Selected (and first single selection) with the women's team 4 x 100 m medley 4 for the Sydney Olympics in backstroke, where the team will rank fifth * 2000: Gold Medal Gold Medal in the 200 backstroke at the International Swimming Meeting of Monaco

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