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Michael Groß

Full name: Michael Groß
Nickname(s): The Albatross
Gender: Male
Height: 6-7 (201 cm)
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Born: June 17, 1964 in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: EOSC, Offenbach am Main (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (6 Total)

Biography

West German swimmer Michael Groß won six Olympic medals, three gold, mostly in the butterfly and sprint freestyle events. He was known as “The Albatross” because of his enormous arm span of over seven feet (2.14 metres). At the World Championships he won a record 13 medals (five gold, five silver, three bronze), with individual event wins in the 200 freestyle and 200 butterfly in both 1982 and 1986. Groß also won a record 18 medals at four European Championships (13 gold, four silver, one bronze), with individual event wins in the 200 freestyle and both butterfly events in 1983 and 1985. During his career he set nine world records in individual events – four at 200 freestyle, one at 400 freestyle, one at 100 butterfly, and three at 200 butterfly. His top Olympics was 1984 when he won the 200 metre freestyle and the 100 metre butterfly, and took silver at the 200 metre butterfly and in anchoring the 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 200 metres Freestyle West Germany FRG 1 Gold WR
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay West Germany FRG 4
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay West Germany FRG 2 Silver
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 100 metres Butterfly West Germany FRG 1 Gold WR
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 200 metres Butterfly West Germany FRG 2 Silver
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay West Germany FRG 4
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Swimming Men's 200 metres Freestyle West Germany FRG 5
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay West Germany FRG 6
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay West Germany FRG 3 Bronze
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Swimming Men's 100 metres Butterfly West Germany FRG 5
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Swimming Men's 200 metres Butterfly West Germany FRG 1 Gold OR
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay West Germany FRG 4

Men's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming West Germany Final 1 WR 1:47.44
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming West Germany Round One Heat Seven 1 QU/OR 1:48.03
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Swimming West Germany Final 5 1:48.59
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Swimming West Germany Round One Heat Nine 1 QU 1:48.55

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming West Germany FRG Final 4 3:22.98 49.48 3:22.98
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Swimming West Germany FRG Final 6 3:21.65 50.66 50.66

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming West Germany FRG Final 2 7:15.73 1:46.89 7:15.73
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Swimming West Germany FRG Final 3 7:14.35 1:47.27 7:14.35

Men's 100 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming West Germany Final 1 WR 53.08
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming West Germany Round One Heat Six 1 QU/OR 54.02
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Swimming West Germany Final 5 53.44
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Swimming West Germany Round One Heat Seven 2 QU 53.78

Men's 200 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming West Germany Final 2 1:57.40
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming West Germany Round One Heat Five 1 QU/OR 1:58.72
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Swimming West Germany Final 1 OR 1:56.94
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Swimming West Germany Round One Heat Six 1 QU 1:58.09

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming West Germany FRG Final 4 3:44.26 52.81 2:54.57
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Swimming West Germany FRG Final 4 3:42.98 53.17 2:53.47
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Swimming West Germany FRG Round One Heat Four 2 QU 3:44.72 54.41 2:55.25
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