Angela Franke

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Angela Franke
Angelika Franke 1974.jpg
Angelika Franke in 1974
Personal information
Born (1957-11-18) 18 November 1957 (age 60)
Magdeburg, Germany
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Sport Swimming
Club SC Magdeburg

Angela Franke (born 18 November 1957) is a retired German swimmer. She competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in the 400 m individual medley, but failed to reach the final.[1]

Between 1973 and 1975 she won two gold, two silver and one bronze medals in various freestyle and medley events at the world and European championships. On 18 August 1973 she set a world record in the 400 m individual medley at 5:01.10, and two weeks later, at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships, improved it to 5:00.37; yet she lost to her team mate Gudrun Wegner who swam 4:57.51.[2][3]


  1. ^ Angela Franke.
  2. ^ Angela FRANKE.
  3. ^ Jean-Louis Meuret (2007), HistoFINA Volume IV – Tome IV[permanent dead link]. MEDALLISTS AND STATISTICS. Special FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (50 m.) Before Rome 2009.