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Frank Wiegand

Full name: Frank Wiegand
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: March 15, 1943 in Annaberg, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Einheit Dresden, Dresden (GER) / ASK Vorwärts Rostock, Rostock (GER)
Country: GER Germany, GDR East Germany
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 4 Silver (4 Total)

Biography

Frank Wiegand was born in Dresden and started in 1960 and 1964 for the combined German team, and in 1968 for the East German team. He was elected East German Athlete of the Year in 1966. He won four Olympic silver medals, three in 1964, in the 400 free and both freestyle relays, and in the 1968 medley relay. Besides his Olympic medals he won one gold and two bronze medals at the 1962 European Championships and three golds and two silver medals in 1966.

Wiegand studied sports science and would become a coach in Potsdam. But because of critical statements about the East German government, he was re-deployed to a labour union. After the reunification of Germany he made his living as a real estate manager situated at Zeuthen near Berlin.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 17 Roma Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Germany GER 7
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Germany GER 2 Silver
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Germany GER 2 Silver
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Germany GER 2 Silver
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay East Germany GDR 5
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay East Germany GDR 7
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 200 metres Individual Medley East Germany GDR 3 h2 r1/2
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay East Germany GDR 2 Silver

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Germany Final 2 4:14.9
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Germany Round One Heat Six 1 QU/OR 4:17.2

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Germany GER Final 2 3:37.2 54.2 1:50.0
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Germany GER Round One Heat Two 2 QU 3:41.0 54.2 2:45.7
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Swimming East Germany GDR Final 5 3:38.8 54.3 54.3
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Swimming East Germany GDR Round One Heat Two 4 QU 3:40.5 55.4 55.4

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1960 Summer 17 Roma Swimming Germany GER Final 7 8:31.8 2:06.3 2:06.3
1960 Summer 17 Roma Swimming Germany GER Round One Heat Two 3 QU 8:29.4 2:06.8 2:06.8
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Germany GER Final 2 7:59.3 1:57.6 6:01.4
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Germany GER Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 8:09.7 2:01.8 6:07.8
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Swimming East Germany GDR Final 7 8:06.0 1:58.4 1:58.4
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Swimming East Germany GDR Round One Heat Three 2 QU 8:11.2 2:02.4 2:02.4

Men's 200 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Swimming East Germany Round One Heat Two 3 2:18.0

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Swimming East Germany GDR Final 2 3:57.5 53.1 3:57.5
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Swimming East Germany GDR Round One Heat Two 2 QU 4:04.1 54.1 4:04.1