About her grandfather she came at the age of 12 years for rowing. My first club was Etuf food and since 2001 she starts for the rowing community Angaria Hanover. She is studying geography at the University of Hannover. Your great talent they already proved in their first World Championships in 1997 with a third place in the quad. After the World Championship in 1999 in two, it was 2003 World Champion in the parade boat, the stern. Highlights of her career included participation in the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004, where they reached fifth place with the roller, and at the Olympic Games in Beijing, where the women eighth in the repechage to the achievement of the Olympic finals only the fifth and thus could reach last place behind Canada, the Netherlands, the UK and Australia. Deep disappointing put the crew to beat Elke Hipler to the media web. "I have no real explanation. It is the most powerful of eight years and we were in training in great shape. But the others were now even faster, "said Hipler.
After the 2004 Olympics Hipler took a year off from competitive sports, so as to concentrate on their geography studies. In the summer of 2006 Hipler celebrated at the World Rowing Championships in Eton with a silver medal as a blow woman in the aft and additionally with bronze in two uncontrolled ( with partner Nicole Zimmermann) a successful comeback. Could be connected to it Hipler at the 2007 World Championships in Munich with a second place in two, whereas the eight remained in the finals with a fifth place behind the high expectations.
Hipler rushes in rowing ahead of a rebel image, which is due, among other things by her hairstyle. Quote SPIEGEL 34/ 2004: "Ideally, you would be a little rebel boat without German Rowing Association and all the stress. "