Rosemarie Gabriel with coach Rolf Gläser in 1976
27 February 1956|
Schwerin, East Germany
|Height||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||50 kg (110 lb)|
|Club||SC Dynamo Berlin|
Rosemarie Gabriel (née Kother on 27 February 1956) is a retired German swimmer. She competed at the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics in five events in total and won a gold medal in the 4 × 100 m medley relay in 1976, swimming for the East German team in a preliminary round. Individually, she won a bronze medal in the 200 m butterfly in 1976.
Between 1973 and 1975 she won seven gold and two silver medals in the 100 m and 200 m butterfly and 4 × 100 m medley relay at the world and European championships. She also set eleven world records:
- three in the 100 m butterfly (1974),
- five in the 200 m butterfly (1973, 1976),
- two in the 4 × 100 m medley relay (1973, 1974) and
- one in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay (1976).
She was probably using performance enhancing drugs as part of the large scale doping program set up by the Stasi in East Germany 
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