Ulrike Richter

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Ulrike Richter
Ulrike Richter 1973.jpg
Ulrike Richter in 1973
Personal information
Nationality East German
Born (1959-06-17) 17 June 1959 (age 57)
Görlitz, Saxony, East Germany now Germany
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke
Club SC Einheit Dresden

Ulrike Richter (born 17 June 1959) is a German former swimmer who competed for East Germany in the 1970s. At the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal she won three gold medals.[1] She received two gold medals at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships, and two in 1975. Richter set fourteen world records during her career, in 100 m backstroke, 200 m backstroke, and medley relay. She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1983.[2][3]


Officials from the East German team have later confessed that they had administered performance enchancing drugs to Richter during her career.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ Ulrike Richter. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ "ISHOF 1983 Honorees"International Swimming Hall of Fame (Retrieved on 3 May 2008)
  3. ^ a b "ULRIKE RICHTER (GDR) – 1983 Honor Swimmer"International Swimming Hall of Fame (Retrieved on 3 May 2008)
  4. ^ "The East German Doping Machine" Archived 2008-04-24 at the Wayback Machine. – International Swimming Hall of Fame (Retrieved on 3 May 2008)
  5. ^ "OLYMPICS; U.S. May Seek to Change Medals Won by East Germans"The New York Times (20 October 1998) (Retrieved on 3 May 2008)
Ulrike Richter in 1973