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.
|1956 Summer||20||Melbourne||Swimming||Men's 100 metres Backstroke||Germany||GER||7 h2 r2/3|
|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|