The Sportswoman of the SC Berlin- Grunau in 1991 and 1993 Junior World Champion and was appointed by the German Sports Aid Foundation for Junior Athlete of the Year in 1993. In 1993 she won the World Cup in the one - and four-man kayak kayak. In 1995 she became world champion in four-man kayak.
At the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and 2000 in Sydney, she was Olympic champion in four-man kayak: 1996 with Birgit Fischer, Anett Schuck and Ramona Port Wich, 2000 Fischer, Schuck and Katrin Wagner over 500 m. She then moved to KC Potsdam.
For the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, she fell just short of the nomination and took as a substitute woman participates in the preparation. Then she ended her career.
In 2004, she was named to the proposal from the SPD Brandenburg as a member of the Twelfth Federal Assembly.