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Gudrun Wegner

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Sport  Swimming
Height  1.75 m
Role  Olympic athlete

Name  Gudrun Wegner
Club  SC Einheit Dresden
Weight  65 kg
Gudrun Wegner
Born  28 February 1955Gorlitz, Germany
Died  January 16, 2005, Dresden, Germany
Olympic medals  Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metre freestyle

Gudrun Wegner (later Wünsche, 28 February 1955 – 16 January 2005) was a German swimmer. She competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in the 200, 400 and 800 m freestyle events; she won a bronze medal in the 400 m and finished fifth in 800 m. Later she won one gold, one silver and two bronze medals in the 400 m medley and 800 m freestyle events at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships and 1974 European Aquatics Championships. In 1973 she also set a world record in the 400 m medley.

After retirement from competitions she graduated from the German Institute of Physical Education (DHfK) in Leipzig and worked as a coach. The unification of Germany left her jobless. She briefly worked as waitress and then re-trained as social therapist. She died of cancer.

References

Gudrun Wegner Wikipedia


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