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Ekkehard Miersch

Full name: Ekkehard Miersch
Gender: Male
Born: May 4, 1936 in Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Affiliations: SV Nikar, Heidelberg (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Son of Konrad Miersch.


West German backstroke swimmer Ekkehard Miersch was the son of modern pentathlete [Konrad Miersch]. Ekkehard was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 100 backstroke at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. From 1956-58 he won three consecutive West German titles. Miersch later graduated as a physician, but still competed in several Senior Masters events, including the 1997 Europeans in Praha. He was also a keen promoter of swimming in his hometown Sindelfingen.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke Germany GER 7 h2 r2/3

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 7 1:06.6
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Swimming Germany Round One Heat Two 4 Q 1:07.5
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