Heike Friedrich in 1988
18 April 1970 |
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||63 kg (139 lb)|
At the age of 15, Friedrich won five gold medals in the 1985 European championships and won four more in the World Championship the next year. She had not lost in a single major international championship in any event until she was defeated by Janet Evans in the 400 m in the Seoul Olympics, taking the silver medal. Freidrich had already won the gold medal in the 200 m freestyle on the previous day.
- "THE SEOUL OLYMPICS: Swimming; Evans and Biondi Win Gold Again" New York Times. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
|Women's 200 metre freestyle
world record holder (long course)
18 June 1986 – 6 September 1994
Franziska van Almsick
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