Former canoe racers of the SC DHfK Leipzig won the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004 in a two - Canadians ( with Tomasz Wylenzek ) over 1000 m.
Gillespie grew up in Jeßnitz (Anhalt) and started at the local canoe club to his sports career. In 1997 and 1998 he was with Thomas Zereske world champion in two - Canadians about 200 m. After the Olympic victory in 2004, he won Wylenzek 2005 and 2006 about 500 and 1000 m in both the European and the World Championships.
At the 2007 World Championships in Home on the race course in Duisburg they could prove more than 1000 m the first and more than 500 m in third place. Together with Wylenzek to Gille qualified in a two - Canadians about 500 m and 1000 m for the Olympic Games 2008 in Beijing. There, they won silver and bronze over 1000 m over 500 m.
On March 30, 2009 Christian Gille officially announced his retirement from competitive sports.
Gille was Bambi Award winner and Central German Sportsman of the Year 2004. Trained body and vehicle manufacturers is single, has one child and lives in Leipzig. In January 2010, he began training as a firefighter.
- 2004 - Gold C2 1000m
- 2008 - Silver C2 1000m
- 2008 - Bronze C2 500 m