Cornelia Polit

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Cornelia Polit
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Cornelia Polit in 1978
Personal information
Nationality  East Germany
Born (1963-02-18) 18 February 1963 (age 54)
Teutschenthal, Germany
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke
Club SV Halle

Cornelia Polit (born 18 February 1963) is a former swimmer from East Germany. At age seventeen she won the silver medal in the women's 200 m backstroke at the 1980 Summer Olympics, behind her team mate Rica Reinisch.[1] She won a silver and a gold medal in the 100 m and 200 m backstroke at the 1981 European Aquatics Championships, respectively. Two years later she repeated this achievement, but in the butterfly events.[2]


  1. ^ Cornelia Polit.
  2. ^ Cornelia POLIT.