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Andrea Pollack

Full name: Andrea Pollack (-Pinske)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-5 (166 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: May 8, 1961 in Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Affiliations: SC Dynamo Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Mother of Michael Pinske.

Medals: 3 Gold, 3 Silver (6 Total)

Biography

Andrea Pollack was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1987. Winning three gold and three silver medals at the Olympic Games of 1976 and 1980, she was one of the most successful East German female freestyle and butterfly swimmers ever. Her medal collection was completed by two silvers and one bronze at the 1978 World Championships and two golds and one silver at the 1977 European Championships.

Pollack was married to a cyclist and became the mother of Olympic judoka Michael Pinske. In 1976 she was the first woman to swim the 100 fly under one minute. She confessed openly in 1998 to have been doped systematically by GDR sports officials and coaches. This sparked a discussion by US swimmers and officials to award the gold medal in the 1976 medley relay to the United States. The IOC refused to do so, however, establishing the statute of limitations for doping offenses at eight years.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 15 Montréal Swimming Women's 200 metres Freestyle East Germany GDR 3 h3 r1/2
1976 Summer 15 Montréal Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay East Germany GDR 2 Silver
1976 Summer 15 Montréal Swimming Women's 100 metres Butterfly East Germany GDR 2 Silver
1976 Summer 15 Montréal Swimming Women's 200 metres Butterfly East Germany GDR 1 Gold OR
1976 Summer 15 Montréal Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay East Germany GDR 1 Gold WR
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Swimming Women's 100 metres Butterfly East Germany GDR 2 Silver
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Swimming Women's 200 metres Butterfly East Germany GDR 4
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay East Germany GDR 1 Gold WR

Women's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 15 Montréal Swimming East Germany Round One Heat Three 3 2:06.12

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1976 Summer 15 Montréal Swimming East Germany GDR Final 2 3:45.50 56.99 2:48.94
1976 Summer 15 Montréal Swimming East Germany GDR Round One Heat Two 1 QU/OR 3:48.95 58.24 2:52.18

Women's 100 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 15 Montréal Swimming East Germany Final 2 1:00.98
1976 Summer 15 Montréal Swimming East Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 1:01.39
1976 Summer 15 Montréal Swimming East Germany Round One Heat Six 1 QU/OR 1:01.43
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Swimming East Germany Final 2 1:00.90
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Swimming East Germany Round One Heat Four 1 QU 1:00.91

Women's 200 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 15 Montréal Swimming East Germany Final 1 OR 2:11.41
1976 Summer 15 Montréal Swimming East Germany Round One Heat Three 1 QU/OR 2:11.56
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Swimming East Germany Final 4 2:12.13
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Swimming East Germany Round One Heat Three 2 QU 2:13.88

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1976 Summer 15 Montréal Swimming East Germany GDR Final 1 WR 4:07.95 59.53 3:11.91
1976 Summer 15 Montréal Swimming East Germany GDR Round One Heat Three 1 QU/OR 4:13.98 56.62 4:13.98
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Swimming East Germany GDR Final 1 WR 4:06.67 1:00.14 3:11.11
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Swimming East Germany GDR Round One Heat Two 1 QU 4:08.89 1:01.04 3:12.65
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