Andrea Pollack

Andrea Pollack (center) (1978 )

Andrea Pollack ( born May 8, 1961 in Schwerin ) is a former German swimmer and multiple Olympic champion.


Andrea Pollack swam at the Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976 as the first woman on the 100 m butterfly ( in the 4 × 100 m medley relay ) under a minute. In addition to the gold medal in the medley relay gold she won the 200m butterfly and silver on the 100m butterfly and the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay. In the subsequent 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, she was once more Olympic gold medalist with the 4 × 100 m medley relay and won silver on the 100m butterfly.

1978, at the World Swimming Championships in West Berlin, she won two silver medals and one bronze medal. About 200 meters butterfly ( Bronze) and the 100 meter butterfly ( Silver) they could each set a new world record during the competitions.

In 1987 she was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the international swimming sport. Her son Michael Pinske is a successful judoka.

GDR doping

In the course of the GDR doping process and the related research and archival work-ups of the practices of the East German physician and sports officials have been found, among other doping plan-specifications by Andrea Pollack, which also her then, extremely muscular physique is to explain. Furthermore, it was the end of October 1977 tested positive for an internal doping control. After the turn she admitted that her services were using performance- increasing substances, such as steroids, reinforced.

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