Heidi Pechstein

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Heidi Pechstein
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-A0715-0001-005, Petra Noack, Heidi Pechstein.jpg
Petra Noack (left) and Heidi Pechstein in 1962
Personal information
Born (1944-07-04) 4 July 1944 (age 73)
Leipzig, Germany
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Sport Swimming
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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]


  1. ^ "Heidi Pechstein". sports-reference. Archived from the original on 13 November 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Mannschaften des Jahres seit 1947 Archived 2013-01-01 at the Wayback Machine.. sportler-des-jahres.de
  3. ^ Heidi PECHSTEIN. les-sports.info