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Gisela Weiß

Full name: Gisela Weiß (-Engelhardt)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: October 16, 1943 in Česká Kamenice, Ústecký kraj, Czech Republic
Affiliations: SC DHfK, Leipzig (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Swimmer Gisela Weiß won a bronze medal at the 1960 Roma Summer Games with the 4x100 freestyle Unified German relay team. She also participated in the 400 freestyle event, but failed to reach the final. In 1961 she won the East German national title in the 400 freestyle. From 1959-61 she won six relay titles with her home club SC DHfK Leipzig, in both the 4x100 freestyle and the 4x100 medley.

Weiß, whose father was killed in action during World War II, later studied medicine and became a doctor. She married non-Olympian swimmer Karl-Heinz Engelhardt. Until German reunification, Weiß worked as a sports doctor at the Children’s and Youth Sport School in Leipzig, and after reunification worked in a rehabilitation clinic.

Results

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

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
1960 Summer 16 Roma Swimming Germany Round One Heat One 4 5:08.6 1:10.7 5 2:30.2 5 3:49.6 4 1:19.5 (4) 1:19.4 (4) 1:19.0 (4)

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 1:05.4 3:15.7 3
1960 Summer 16 Roma Swimming Germany GER Round One Heat Two 3 1:06.7 3:18.8 =2
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