Frank Wiegand

Frank Wiegand in the GDR Swimming Championships in Leipzig ( 1968)

Frank Wiegand ( born March 15, 1943 in Annaberg ), is a former German swimmers, who from 1960 to 1968 - one of the world's best freestyle swimmers - starting for the GDR. At the Olympic Games in 1964 and 1968 he won four silver medals.



His most successful year was 1966: At the European Championships in Utrecht, he was a three time winner and presented on August 25, 4:11,1 minutes with a new world record in the 400 meter freestyle and a new European record in the 400 meters individual medley on. For this he was elected in the same year the East German athlete of the year.

Other sporting successes

Another career

Frank Wiegand studied sports science and was named after his retirement swimming head coach of the ASK Potsdam. He was later transferred and worked in the Federal Executive of the East German trade unions fdgb. After the end of the GDR, he started his own business as a real estate broker. He lives in Zeuthen near Berlin.

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