Klaus Steinbach

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Klaus Steinbach
Medal record
Men's swimming
Competitor for  West Germany
Olympic Games
Silver 1972 Munich 4×200 m freestyle
Bronze 1976 Montreal 4×100 m medley
World Championships (LC)
Gold 1975 Cali 4×200 m freestyle
Silver 1975 Cali 4×100 m freestyle
Silver 1975 Cali 4×100 m medley
Silver 1978 Berlin 4×100 m freestyle
Silver 1978 Berlin 4×100 m medley
Bronze 1973 Belgrade 4×200 m freestyle
Bronze 1978 Berlin 100 m freestyle
European Championships (LC)
Gold 1974 Vienna 4×100 m freestyle
Gold 1974 Vienna 4×200 m freestyle
Gold 1974 Vienna 4×100 m medley
Gold 1977 Jönköping 4×100 m freestyle
Gold 1977 Jönköping 4×100 m medley
Silver 1974 Vienna 200 m freestyle
Silver 1977 Jönköping 4×200 m freestyle
Bronze 1974 Vienna 100 m freestyle
Bronze 1977 Jönköping 100 m backstroke

Klaus Steinbach (born 14 December 1953[1] in Kleve, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a former World Record holding and Olympic freestyle swimmer from Germany. He swam for Germany at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics.

At the '72 Games, he was a member of West Germany's silver medal winning 4×200 m freestyle relay. At the '76 Games, he was part of West Germany's bronze medal winning 4×100 m medley relay. He also has a one individual bronze medal and six relay medals from the World Aquatics Championships between 1973 and 1978.

Steinbach was the first man under 50 seconds on 100 m freestyle in a short course meters pool.

He also served as Germany's Chef de Mission for the 2004 and 2006 Olympics.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Steinbach's bio from the European Olympic Committees website (www.eurolympic.org); retrieved 2010-04-15.
Records
Preceded by
United States Ron Manganiello
Men's 50 metre freestyle
world record holder (long course)

July 23, 1979 – February 2, 1980
Succeeded by
United States Chris Cavanaugh