Uwe Dassler

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Uwe Dassler
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Uwe Dassler in 1986
Personal information
Full nameUwe Dassler
Uwe Daßler (German)
Nationality East Germany (formerly)
Born (1967-02-11) 11 February 1967 (age 52)
Ebersbach, Lausitz, Sachsen
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight87 kg (192 lb)
ClubArmeesportsklub Vorwärts Potsdam

Uwe Daßler (born 11 February 1967), commonly spelled Uwe Dassler in English, is a former middle- and long-distance swimmer from Germany, who represented East Germany (GDR) in international competition.

He was European champion in the 400-metre freestyle in 1985 and 1987.

At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, Dassler won three medals. He won a gold medal and set a new world record of 3:46.95 in the men's 400-metre freestyle. He then won a bronze for his third-place finish in the men's 1,500-metre freestyle (15:06.15), behind Soviet Vladimir Salnikov (15:00.40) and West German Stefan Pfeiffer (15:02.69). He also won a silver medal as a member of the second-place East German team in silver men's 4×200-metre freestyle relay (7:13.60).

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Preceded by
Artur Wojdat
Men's 400 metres freestyle
world record holder (long course)

23 September 1988 – 3 April 1992
Succeeded by
Kieren Perkins