Caren Metschuck in 1978.
27 September 1963 |
Greifswald, East Germany
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||76 kg (168 lb)|
|Club||SC Empor Rostock|
Caren Metschuck (later Caren Mahn, born 27 September 1963) is a German former swimmer and a multiple Olympic gold medalist. At the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, she won gold medals in the 100 m butterfly, 4×100 m freestyle relay team and 4×100 m backstroke relay, becoming the most successful female competitor of the Summer Olympic Games that year.
One year later, she won the European Championships in Split in the 100 m freestyle and triumphed again with the 4×100 m freestyle relay and the 4×100 m medley relay team. After winning a world title in the 4×100 m freestyle relay in 1982, she terminated her short career and became a school teacher. During her career she set three world records in relay events. In 1990 she was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. After German unification she worked as a swimming coach at her home club SC Empor Rostock.
- World record progression 4 × 100 metres freestyle relay
- World record progression 4 × 100 metres medley relay
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