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Eva-Maria ten Elsen

Full name: Eva-Maria ten Elsen (-Hartmann)
Gender: Female
Born: September 14, 1937 in Altenburg, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Rotation Leipzig, Leipzig (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


East German swimmer Eva-Maria ten Elsen from Leipzig won the bronze medal in the 200 breaststroke at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. This was the first Olympic swimming medal for the former GDR. She won the East German 200 individual medley titles in 1952-53, the 400 individual medley title in 1954 and added the 200 breaststroke to her collection in 1956

Ten Elsen then studied sports at the Deutsche Hochschule für Körperkultur (DHfK) and graduated as a swimming coach. From 1971-90 she was employed by the Leipzig-based sports goods company Expovita. After German reunification she worked as a real estate broker and later for a health insurance company.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Swimming Women's 200 metres Breaststroke Germany GER 3 Bronze

Women's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Swimming Germany Final 3 2:55.1
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Swimming Germany Round One Heat Two 3 Q 2:57.5
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