Jörg Woithe

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Jörg Woithe
Jörg Woithe 1979.jpg
Jörg Woithe in 1979
Personal information
Nationality  East Germany
Born (1963-04-11) 11 April 1963 (age 52)
East Berlin, East Germany
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 105 kg (231 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
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.[1]

Between 1981 and 1987 he won two gold, seven silver and five bronze medals at the world and European championships.[2]

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.[3] In 2012 he was hired by the Iranian swimming national team.[4][5]


  1. ^ Jörg Woithe. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Jörg WOITHE. les-sports.info
  3. ^ Woithe, Jörg. bundesstiftung-aufarbeitung.de
  4. ^ Jorg Woithe applauds Iranian swimmer. The Tehran Times, 11 April 2012
  5. ^ Jorg Woithe named as Iran swimming coach. The Tehran Times, 24 June 2012