Jörg Woithe in 1979
11 April 1963 |
East Berlin, East Germany
|Height||1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||105 kg (231 lb)|
|Club||SC Dynamo Berlin|
Jörg Woithe (born 11 April 1963) is a German former swimmer. He competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow and won a gold medal in the 100 m freestyle and a silver medal in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay; he finished fourth in the 200 m freestyle and 4 × 100 m freestyle relay.
Between 1981 and 1987 he won two gold, seven silver and five bronze medals at the world and European championships.
After retiring from swimming he received a degree from the German Institute of Physical Education and Sport in Leipzig / Germany ( Deutsche Hochschule für Körperkultur und Sport - DHfK ) via distance learning. He then worked as a swimming coach, and was also employed by companies producing swimming articles and high-performance lubricants. In 2012 he was hired by the Iranian swimming national team.
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