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Heidi Pechstein

Full name: Heidi Pechstein (-Kunze)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-7 (171 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: July 4, 1944 in Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC DHfK, Leipzig (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Swimmer Heidi Pechstein won a bronze medal with the Unified German 4x100 freestyle team at the 1960 Roma Summer Games. She also reached the semi-finals of the 100 freestyle event. Four years later in Tokyo, she came sixth with the relay and participated in the 400 freestyle event. Her greatest sporting moment was at the 1962 European Championships in her hometown Leipzig, when she won two golds, with the 4x100 medley relay team (with a new world record in 4:40.1) and also in the 100 individual freestyle event. The relay team was elected Sports Team of the Year in 1962. In 1966 Pechstein added another silver, in the 400 individual medley.

Domestically she won six individual East German titles: 100 and 200 freestyle in 1961, 400 free in 1964 and in 1967 she won the 200, 400 and 800 free titles, She also won four relay titles between 1959-64.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 16 Roma Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle Germany GER 8 h1 r2/3
1960 Summer 16 Roma Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Germany GER 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Swimming Women's 400 metres Freestyle Germany GER 4 h5 r1/2
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Germany GER 6

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 16 Roma Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 8 1:05.6
1960 Summer 16 Roma Swimming Germany Round One Heat Three 2 Q 1:05.1

Women'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
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Swimming Germany Round One Heat Five 4 5:01.4 1:08.1 2 2:23.8 3 3:41.7 4 1:15.7 (4) 1:17.9 (4) 1:19.7 (5)

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1960 Summer 16 Roma Swimming Germany GER Final 3 1:04.7 2:10.3 3
1960 Summer 16 Roma Swimming Germany GER Round One Heat Two 3 1:05.6 2:12.1 2
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Swimming Germany GER Final 6 1:03.5 4:15.0 6
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Swimming Germany GER Round One Heat Two 3 1:04.6 1:04.6 3
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