Hannelore Anke

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Hannelore Anke
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Hannelore Anke in 1975
Personal information
Nationality East German
Born (1957-12-08) 8 December 1957 (age 59)
Schlema, Thuringia, East Germany
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 52 kg (115 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
Club SC Karl-Marx-Stadt

Hannelore Anke (born 8 December 1957) is a retired German swimmer who competed for East Germany in the 1970s. She had her best achievements in the 100 m breaststroke and 4 × 100 m medley relay. In these two events she won gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics[1] and 1975 World Aquatics Championships, and set two world records. In 1975, she also won a world title in the 100 m breaststroke. She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1990.[2][3]


Officials from the East German team have later admitted that they administered performance enchancing drugs to Hannelore Anke during her career.[1][3][4][5]


  1. ^ a b Hannelore Anke. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ "ISHOF 1990 Honorees"International Swimming Hall of Fame (Retrieved on May 3, 2008)
  3. ^ a b "HANNELORE ANKE (GDR) – 1990 Honor Swimmer"International Swimming Hall of Fame (Retrieved on May 3, 2008)
  4. ^ "The East German Doping Machine" Archived 2008-04-24 at the Wayback Machine. – International Swimming Hall of Fame (Retrieved on May 3, 2008)
  5. ^ "OLYMPICS; U.S. May Seek to Change Medals Won by East Germans"The New York Times (October 20, 1998) (Retrieved on May 3, 2008)