Renate Vogel

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Renate Vogel in 1971
Personal information
Born (1955-06-30) 30 June 1955 (age 59)
Karl-Marx-Stadt, Germany
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 54 kg (119 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Club SC Karl-Marx-Stadt

Renate Vogel (later Heinrich and Bauer, born 30 June 1955) is a retired East German breaststroke swimmer. She had her best achievements in the 4×100 m medley relay, setting two world records in 1973 and 1974, and winning a silver medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics[1] and two gold medals at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships and 1974 European Aquatics Championships. She also won two world titles in the 100 m and 200 breaststroke events in 1973,[2] and set two world records in the 100 m breaststroke in 1974.

In 1979 she fled to West Germany by boarding a plane from Budapest to Munich with a false West German passport. There she gave a series of interviews disclosing details of the East German training system[3] and later worked as a swimming coach.

Her cousin Helga Lindner also competed in swimming at the 1972 Olympics.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Renate Vogel. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Renate VOGEL. les-sports.info
  3. ^ Renate Bauer, geb. Vogel, Weltmeisterin, geb. 1955, Schwimmerin, geflohen 1979. zov-sportverraeter.de,