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Petra Schneider

Full name: Petra Schneider (-Kind)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: January 11, 1963 in Chemnitz, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Karl-Marx-Stadt, Chemnitz (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Petra Schneider made her international breakthrough with a fifth place at the 1978 World Championships 400 m medley. Two years later, she broke the world record in that event. This made her the top favorite in the event, especially since the main contender, [Tracy Caulkins] of the USA was missing because of the boycott. At the Olympics, she lowered her own record by a further 2 seconds, and also captured a silver medal in the 400 m freestyle. At the 1982 World Championships at Guayaquil (Ecuador), she lowered the mark once more. This record, 4:36.10, stood for 15 years until it was broken by China's [Chen Yan]. In 2005, Schneider told on German television that her record (still a European and German mark) should be scratched, as her performances were influenced by doping.

Personal Bests: 400 m freestyle – ?; 400 m IM – 4:36.10 (1982).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 17 Moskva Swimming Women's 400 metres Freestyle East Germany GDR 2 Silver
1980 Summer 17 Moskva Swimming Women's 400 metres Individual Medley East Germany GDR 1 Gold

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
1980 Summer 17 Moskva Swimming East Germany Final 2 4:09.16 59.57 1 2:01.06 1 3:05.12 1 1:01.49 (1) 1:04.06 (4) 1:04.04 (6)
1980 Summer 17 Moskva Swimming East Germany Round One Heat Three 2 Q 4:14.49 1:00.47 1 2:04.17 1 3:09.50 1 1:03.70 (1) 1:05.33 (3) 1:04.99 (3)

Women'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
1980 Summer 17 Moskva Swimming East Germany Final 1 WR 4:36.29 1:01.72 1 2:12.12 1 3:32.19 1 1:10.40 (1) 1:20.07 (1) 1:04.10 (2)
1980 Summer 17 Moskva Swimming East Germany Round One Heat Three 1 Q 4:46.53 1:02.84 1 2:17.05 1 3:39.06 1 1:14.21 (3) 1:22.01 (1) 1:07.47 (4)
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