Christine Theiss

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Christine Theiss
Christine Theiss - Zirkus Krone 2011 474.JPG
BornChristine Hennig
(1980-02-22) February 22, 1980 (age 33)
Greiz, Germany
NationalityGerman
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
DivisionSuper lightweight
Kickboxing record
Total36
Wins35
By knockout12
Losses0
By knockout0
Draws1
No contests0
Other information
Websitehttp://www.christinetheiss.de/
 
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Christine Theiss
Christine Theiss - Zirkus Krone 2011 474.JPG
BornChristine Hennig
(1980-02-22) February 22, 1980 (age 33)
Greiz, Germany
NationalityGerman
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
DivisionSuper lightweight
Kickboxing record
Total36
Wins35
By knockout12
Losses0
By knockout0
Draws1
No contests0
Other information
Websitehttp://www.christinetheiss.de/

Christine Anna Maria Theiss, maiden name Hennig, born February 22, 1980 in Greiz, Germany, is a German female kickboxer. Since 2007, she is the world champion in professional full contact kickboxing in the World Kickboxing Association (WKA). On December 7, 2012, she became the Super lightweight world champion in full contact kickboxing of the International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) and World Kickboxing and Karate Union (WKU).[1] She lost her WKU championship in a title fight to Olga Stavrova on June 7, 2013. According to the IKF rankings,[2] she is considered to be the number one contender to world champion Natalie Bee in the lightweight (60 kg) class, while the WKA and the WKU ranks Christine Theiss ahead of Natalie Bee.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

In 1984 Theiss moved with her parents from the GDR to Bayreuth. There she attended elementary school and high school. She then worked as a medical assistant in the parental practice in Bayreuth. From 2001 to 2007, she studied medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich. In November 2007, she completed the study with the state examination. In December 2008, she received her doctorate in medicine (Dr. med.). Since March 2012, she is a host for the German version of The Biggest Loser on Sat.1. From 2005 to 2012 she was elected as "Munich's Sportwoman of the Year" by the readers of the evening newspaper Abendzeitung.[5] Since 2005, Theiss is married to the cardiologist Hans Theiss and lives in the Munich district of Schwabing.

Career[edit]

From 1988 to 2000 she learned semi contact kickboxing in the Karate Dojo Aleksandar eV in Bayreuth. In 1998, she became the German Champion. In 2003 she switched to full-contact kickboxing at the Kampfsportzentrum Steko in Munich. She successively became German champion, European silver medalist, World runner-up and 2005 Amateur World Champion (WKA). Since early 2006, Theiss fights as a professional kickboxer. She is trained by the former kickboxing world champions Mladen Steko and Pavlica Steko. Mladen Steko is also her manager. Having won 22 world championship fights, Theiss is considered to be one of the most successful professional kickboxers of all times and a celebrity in Germany. Since January 2011, she has an exclusive contract for the television broadcasts of her bouts with Sat.1 (Steko's Fight Night).[6] On 7 December 2012, she fought for the first time according to the rules of the ISKA and WKU, winning the world championship title winning the world championship title in the weight class of 62.5 kg.[1][4] On February 22, 2013, she defeated Cathy Le-Mée, the WKA and WKU world champion in the weight class of 65 kg[3][4] per KO in the fifth round. On April 18, 2013 she announced that she would end her career at the end of 2013.[7] She lost her fight against Russian kickboxer Olga Stavrova on June 7, 2013 in Munich after ten rounds by split decision. After the fight, she announced her desire to fight a revanche against Olga Stavrova in December 2013.

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