Kirchmann grew up in Ebensee and is currently living in Schlierbach. It was 1982-1994 ten times Austrian Champion in the high jump and also won two titles in the heptathlon. The greatest success of her career, she celebrated in 1993 when she won the first Austrian medal at World Athletics Championships in Stuttgart with the third place. Kirchmann holds 1.97 m since 1993 the Austrian record in the high jump. Her record with 5944 points in the heptathlon from 1985 until 2012 could be improved by Ivona Dadic with 5959 points in multi- fight meeting in Götzis.