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Uwe Daßler

Full name: Uwe Daßler
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 192 lbs (87 kg)
Born: February 11, 1967 in Ebersbach, Lausitz, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Potsdam, Potsdam (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Swimming

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

Biography

Uwe Daßler was the world’s top middle-distance freestyler in the late 1980s. The high point of his career came at the 1988 Olympics, where he won a full set of medals. He won gold in the 400 freestyle with a world record 3:46.95, in a closely contested final which has often been termed “The Race of the Century”, as all three medalists, Daßler, [Duncan Armstrong] and [Artur Wojdat] swam faster than Wojdat’s world record. Daßler also won silver in the 4x200 freestyle and bronze in the 1,500 at the 1988 Olympics.

Besides his Olympic medals, Daßler won the 400 free silver at the 1986 World Championships, was European 400 m freestyle champion in 1985 and 1987, European 1,500 m freestyle champion in 1985, adding silvers in the 1,500 at the 1987 European Championships, and 4x200 free relay bronzes at the 1989 and 1991 European Championships. Domestically Daßler won various East German titles – 400 free in 1985-89, 1,500 in 1985 and 1987-88, and 4x200 free relay in 1990.

Daßler retired from sports after not making the 1992 German Olympic team. After finishing his sporting career, he launched a successful career in financing, and was the sales manager for financial agencies Deutsche Bank PGK AG, before establishing his own investment company ZinsPartner in 2013. Daßler was also a vice-president of the real estate firm Recona Living and owner of Uwe Daßler Consulting.

Personal bests: 400 m freestyle - 3:46.95 (1988); 1500 m freestyle - 15:06.15 (1988).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle East Germany GDR 1 Gold
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle East Germany GDR 3 Bronze
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay East Germany GDR 2 Silver

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1cT 1cR 2cT 2cR 3cT 3cR 100-200m 200-300m 300-400m
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Swimming East Germany Final 1 WR 3:46.95 55.30 4 1:53.17 4 2:51.40 4 57.87 (2) 58.23 (6) 55.55 (2)
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Swimming East Germany Round One Heat Seven 2 Q 3:49.90 55.79 2 1:54.54 2 2:53.56 2 58.75 (2) 59.02 (4) 56.34 (2)

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 100m 200m 300m 400m 500m 600m 700m 800m 900m 1000m 1100m 1200m 1300m 1400y 100-300m 400-500m 6-7m 7-8 900-1000 11-13m 1300-1500y
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Swimming East Germany Final 3 15:06.15 58.13 (2) 1:59.03 (3) 2:59.77 (3) 4:00.34 (3) 5:00.84 (3) 6:01.54 (3) 7:02.43 (4) 8:03.24 (4) 9:04.27 (4) 10:05.68 (4) 11:06.71 (4) 12:07.47 (4) 13:08.50 (4) 14:08.48 (3) 1:00.90 (4) / 1:00.74 (4) 1:00.57 (4) / 1:00.50 (3) 1:00.70 (5) / 1:00.89 (5) 1:00.81 (4) / 1:01.03 (5) 1:01.41 (4) / 1:01.03 (3) 1:00.76 (3) / 1:01.03 (3) 59.98 (1) / 57.67 (2)
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Swimming East Germany Round One Heat Four 2 Q 15:08.91 57.66 (1) 1:57.56 (1) 2:57.79 (1) 3:58.97 (2) 5:00.10 (2) 6:00.84 (2) 7:01.78 (2) 8:02.97 (2) 9:04.28 (2) 10:05.28 (2) 11:07.00 (2) 12:08.24 (2) 13:09.84 (2) 14:10.69 (2) 59.90 (1) / 1:00.23 (2) 1:01.18 (5) / 1:01.13 (4) 1:00.74 (2) / 1:00.94 (=2) 1:01.19 (2) / 1:01.31 (2) 1:01.00 (1) / 1:01.72 (4) 1:01.24 (1) / 1:01.60 (3) 1:00.85 (2) / 58.22 (1)

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Swimming East Germany GDR Final 2 1:48.26 1:48.26 2
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Swimming East Germany GDR Round One Heat One 1 1:49.47 1:49.47 1
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