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Dieter Pfeifer

Full name: Dieter Pfeifer
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: November 28, 1936 in Chemnitz, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Karl-Marx-Stadt, Chemnitz (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Swimming

Biography

East German backstroke swimmer Dieter Pfeifer from Chemnitz failed to reach the final of the 100 metres at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He competed again at Tokyo in 1964, this time in the 400 metres individual medley, but was eliminated in the heats. He was East German 100 metres backstroke champion in 1956-57, was runner-up in 1958-59, and third in 1960-61. He also finished third in the 200 backstroke in 1961 and 1962 and then, after concentrating on the 400 individual medley, won the national title in 1963, was second in 1964 and third in 1966. In 1965, with his home club SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz), he won the non-Olympic 4x200 backstroke relay title.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke Germany GER 6 h1 r2/3
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Swimming Men's 400 metres Individual Medley Germany GER 4 h3 r1/2

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 6 1:07.6
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Swimming Germany Round One Heat Four 3 Q 1:06.7

Men's 400 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1cT 1cR 2cT 2cR 3cT 3cR 100-200m 200-300m 300-400m
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Swimming Germany Round One Heat Three 4 5:05.2 1:07.3 6 2:25.1 4 3:52.9 1 1:17.8 (3) 1:27.8 (1) 1:12.3 (6)
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