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Egon Henninger

Full name: Egon Henninger
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: June 22, 1940 in Kühlungsborn, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Rostock, Rostock (GER)
Country: GER Germany, GDR East Germany
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Breaststroke swimmer Egon Henninger captured two Olympic silver medals with the 4x100m medley relay team - in 1964 in Tokyo for the Unified German team, and in 1968 in Mexico City for the East German team. He was one of the best breaststroke swimmers from East Germany in the 1960s, but failed to win an individual Olympic medal. In 1960 in the Rome Olympic Games, he was fourth over 200m; fifth in 1964 in Tokyo; and in 1968 at Mexico-City, he was eighth over 100m and sixth over 200m.

At the European Championships Henninger won a gold medal with the medley relay in 1962, a silver medal in 1966, and over 200m breaststroke a bronze medal both in 1962 and 1966. In 1970, Henninger finished an unfortunate fourth in both the 100m and 200m breaststrokes. Domestically, he won eight titles over 100m (1962-66, and 1968-70), and seven over 200m (1960-63, 1966, 1968, 1970).

Henninger studied sports instructor education at the German High School for Physical Education in Leipzig, but then moved to the National Marines, where he rose to the rank of frigate commander.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 20 Roma Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Germany GER 4
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Germany GER 5
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Germany GER 2 Silver
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 100 metres Breaststroke East Germany GDR 8
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke East Germany GDR 6
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay East Germany GDR 2 Silver

Men's 100 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Swimming East Germany Final 8 1:09.7
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Swimming East Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 1 Q 1:08.9
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Swimming East Germany Round One Heat Three 1 Q 1:09.6

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1cT 1cR 100-200m
1960 Summer 20 Roma Swimming Germany Final 4 2:40.1 1:14.6 1 1:25.5 (8)
1960 Summer 20 Roma Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 3 Q 2:38.5 1:14.4 1 1:24.1 (4)
1960 Summer 20 Roma Swimming Germany Round One Heat Five 4 q 2:42.4 1:15.3 2 1:27.1 (5)
1960 Summer 20 Roma Swimming Germany Round One Swim-Off 1 Q 2:39.5 1:14.8 1 1:24.7 (1)
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Swimming Germany Final 5 2:31.1 1:10.8 4 1:20.3 (6)
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 3 Q 2:33.3 1:12.1 1 1:21.2 (5)
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Swimming Germany Round One Heat Two 1 Q/OR 2:30.1 1:10.8 1 1:19.3 (2)
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Swimming East Germany Final 6 2:33.2 1:12.6 3 1:20.6 (7)
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Swimming East Germany Round One Heat Two 2 Q 2:34.2 1:13.5 2 1:20.7 (2)

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Swimming Germany GER Final 2 1:07.7 2:09.1 1
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Swimming Germany GER Round One Heat One 1 1:07.1 2:09.2 1
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Swimming East Germany GDR Final 2 1:07.8 2:05.8 2
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Swimming East Germany GDR Round One Heat Two 2 1:08.7 2:10.8 2
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