Petra Noack (left) and Heidi Pechstein in 1962
4 July 1944 |
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||64 kg (141 lb)|
|Club||SC DHfK, Leipzig|
Heidi Pechstein (born 4 July 1944 in Leipzig) is a German former swimmer. She competed in the 1960 and 1964 Summer Olympics and won a bronze medal in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay in 1960. In 1964 she finished sixth with the German team in the same event.
At the 1962 European Aquatics Championships, she won a gold medal in the 4 × 100 m medley relay, setting the new world record. For this achievement, the relay team members were named German Sportspersonalities of the Year in the team category in 1962. Individually, Pechstein won a gold medal in the 100 m freestyle at the same championships and a silver medal in the 400 m medley four years later.
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