At the 2022 Olympic Games in Tokyo, she sensationally won the gold medal – Aline Rotter-Focken. The joy was not only great for the athlete, her family, the coaching staff and the association, but also a special highlight for her hometown Krefeld. The city of Krefeld agreed to allow the traditional wrestling club KSV Germania Krefeld to convert a school sports hall no longer used by the city into a pure wrestling hall in order to promote the sport of wrestling even more intensively and perhaps to be able to celebrate another medallist or winner of an international championship in the future. Aline Rotter-Focken was also given the honour of having the hall named after her.
For many years, Aline’s father, Hans-Georg Focken, has been the driving force behind the expansion of the competitive wrestling base in Krefeld. Even before the renovation, training was offered three times a week for 3 to 8-year-olds. It was very difficult to constantly set up and dismantle the wrestling mats. In addition, there were many tripping hazards and sources of danger for injuries.