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Jutta Langenau

Full name: Jutta Langenau (Großmann-)
Gender: Female
Born: October 10, 1933 in Erfurt, Thüringen, Germany
Died: July 9, 1982 in Erfurt, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Turbine Erfurt, Erfurt (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Swimming


East German swimmer Jutta Langenau from Erfurt burst into the swimming scene in 1954, winning the first European title at Torino for the former GDR when she won the 100 butterfly with a new world record 1:16.6 minutes. She qualified for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics where she came sixth in the 100 butterfly. Between 1949-59 she won 14 East German titles. In 1958 she finished fifth at the European Championships in Budapest. After her competitive career, the graduated teacher of pedagogy became a swimming coach and, amongst others, coached one of the world greats, [Roland Matthes]. In 1954 she was the first sportswoman elected into the Volkskammer (People’s Chamber), the parliament of former GDR.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Swimming Women's 100 metres Butterfly Germany GER 6

Women's 100 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Swimming Germany Final 6 1:17.4
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Swimming Germany Round One Heat Two 5 Q 1:17.4
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