Wiltrud Urselman in 1959
12 May 1942 |
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||73 kg (161 lb)|
|Club||SV Krefeld 98|
Wiltrud Urselmann (born 12 May 1942) is a German former breaststroke swimmer. In 1957 she was named the German Sportspersonality of the Year for her national achievements. She then won a bronze medal in the 200 m breaststroke at the 1958 European Aquatics Championships. On 6 June 1960 she set a new world record in the same event (02:50.2), beating the previous record of Anita Lonsbrough. Two months later, in the 1960 Summer Olympics finals, she swam even faster (2:50.0), but was beaten in the last 25 meters by Lonsbrough (2:49.5).
- EUROPEAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (WOMEN). gbrathletics.com
- Swimming at the 1960 Roma Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Breaststroke. sports-reference.com
- "Wiltrud Urselmann". sports-reference. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
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