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Daniela Hunger

Full name: Daniela Hunger
Gender: Female
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: March 20, 1972 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: SC Dynamo Berlin, Ost Berlin (GER) / SV Preußen Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany, GER Germany
Sport: Swimming

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

Biography

Daniela Hunger was one of the few former GDR swimmers who were also successful after German reunification. The medley and long distance freestyle specialist won three golds and two silver medals for East Germany at the Long-Course European Championships and also four golds and one silver for the reunified German team. At the World Championships she won two bronze medals for reunified Germany in 1991 and 1994. Her outstanding performance was for East Germany at the 1988 Seoul Olympics when she won the 200 IM and won gold in the 4×100 free relay, adding a bronze in the 400 IM. Four years later she added one silver and two bronze medals for the reunified German team.

After German reunification in 1991 Hase came under doping suspicion by Brigitte Berendonk and the documents of the Military Medical Academy in Bad Saarow, which was also confirmed by the GDR doping investigation between 1998 and 2000. It was later announced that Hunger, along with Kristin Otto, Heike Friedrich and Dagmar Hase, had taken illegal performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) at the 1989 European Championships at Bonn. The testosterone levels of these female swimmers corresponded to normal male values.

Personal Bests: 100 freestyle – 58.13 (1994); 200 medley – 2:12.59 (1988); 400 medley – 4:39.76 (1988).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 16 Seoul Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay East Germany GDR 1 Gold
1988 Summer 16 Seoul Swimming Women's 200 metres Individual Medley East Germany GDR 1 Gold OR
1988 Summer 16 Seoul Swimming Women's 400 metres Individual Medley East Germany GDR 3 Bronze
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Germany GER 3 Bronze
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Swimming Women's 200 metres Individual Medley Germany GER 3 Bronze
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Swimming Women's 400 metres Individual Medley Germany GER 6
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Germany GER 2 Silver

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1988 Summer 16 Seoul Swimming East Germany GDR Final 1 OR 3:40.63 55.69 2:45.53
1988 Summer 16 Seoul Swimming East Germany GDR Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:43.13 55.83 3:43.13
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Swimming Germany GER Final 3 3:41.60 55.12 2:45.85
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Swimming Germany GER Round One Heat Two 2 QU 3:43.58 55.28 3:43.58

Women's 200 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 16 Seoul Swimming East Germany Final 1 OR 2:12.59
1988 Summer 16 Seoul Swimming East Germany Round One Heat Five 1 QU 2:16.23
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Swimming Germany Final 3 2:13.92
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Swimming Germany Round One Heat Six 3 QU 2:15.16

Women's 400 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 16 Seoul Swimming East Germany Final 3 4:39.76
1988 Summer 16 Seoul Swimming East Germany Round One Heat Four 2 QU 4:44.85
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Swimming Germany Final 6 4:47.57
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Swimming Germany Round One Heat Three 3 QU 4:47.39

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Swimming Germany GER Final 2 4:05.19 55.07 4:05.19