Caren Metschuck

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Caren Metschuck
Caren Metschuck 1978.jpg
Caren Metschuck in 1978.
Personal information
Nationality East German
Born (1963-09-27) 27 September 1963 (age 53)
Greifswald, East Germany
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, freestyle
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.[1]

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.[2] After German unification she worked as a swimming coach at her home club SC Empor Rostock.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Caren Metschuck.
  2. ^ CAREN METSCHUCK (GDR) Archived June 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine..