Wiltrud Urselmann

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Wiltrud Urselman
Wiltrud Urselmann 1959.jpg
Wiltrud Urselman in 1959
Personal information
Born (1942-05-12) 12 May 1942 (age 75)
Krefeld, Germany
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
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.[1] 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).[2]

Urselmann also competed at the 1964 Summer Olympics but with a time of 2:53.2 failed to reach the finals.[3]


  2. ^ Swimming at the 1960 Roma Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Breaststroke. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ "Wiltrud Urselmann". sports-reference. Retrieved 4 May 2012.