Frank Wiegand

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Frank Wiegand at the 1966 European championships
Personal information
Born (1943-03-15) 15 March 1943 (age 71)
Annaberg, Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Club SC Einheit Dresden; ASK Vorwärts Rostock

Frank Wiegand (born 15 March 1943) is a German former swimmer, Olympic medalist and world record holder. He participated in the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics, winning a total of four silver medals.[1]

He won eight medals at two European championships, in 1962 and 1966, including four gold medals in freestyle and medley events.[2] In 1966, he also set a new world record in the 400 metres freestyle and was chosen East German German Sportspersonality of the Year.[1]

Wiegand studied sports science aiming to become a coach, but was redirected to a labour union instead. After the reunification of Germany he worked as a real estate manager at Zeuthen near Berlin.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Frank Wiegand". Sports-Reference. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Todor Krastev (December 18, 2010). "Swimming 11th European Championship 1966 Utrecht (NED)". Todor66.com. Retrieved August 2, 2011. 
Frank Wiegand in 1968