20. November 2023  
Halle, Sa./GER  

"Thank You for all the congratulations ...!"

"Thank you for all the congratulations ...!"
I would like to thank everyone very much for all the congratulations on the occasion of my 98th birthday. Also to my guests at my little celebration, with whom I am so closely connected through my sport. I am now particularly looking forward to the 100th Jahnturnfest in Freyburg/Unstrut in August 2024 and, as a representative of this historic event, I hope that it will also be a special destination for many gymnastics fans on the third weekend in August!"

During the celebrations, the birthday party received very good news: Saxony-Anhalt's Minister President Rainer Haseloff invited Hannchen to a reception in Magdeburg to present her with the insignia and certificate of the Federal Cross of Merit, which was awarded to her on 10 July this year by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier for her achievements and importance in the world of gymnastics.

"And now I am looking forward to the major event in 2024, shortly after the Olympic Games in Paris, to the 100th JAHNTURNFEST in the city of the German gymnastics father, Friedrich Ludwig JAHN, in Freyburg" (2024, August 15 - 18):

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