Stefan Pfeiffer

Stefan Pfeiffer (* November 15, 1965 in Hamburg ) is a former German swimmer and more time Olympian.

Sporting successes

At the European Championships 1983 in Rome Pfeiffer won the bronze medal over 1500 m freestyle. After Pfeiffer a year later at the German Swimming Championships in Munich in 1984 won the gold medal in the 1500 m freestyle, he was part of the squad for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. There, he won the 1500m freestyle bronze medal. About 400 m freestyle he missed the medal ranks only slightly and finished fourth.

1985 Pfeiffer won again bronze over 1500 m freestyle at the European Championships in Sofia. At the German Championships in 1986 and in 1987 Pfeiffer won the 400m freestyle bronze medal. At the European Championships 1987 in Strasbourg he could repeat his success over 1500m freestyle event of Sofia. Therefore, he was nominated again for the Summer Olympic Games.

At the Olympic Summer Games in Seoul in 1988, he was over 400 m freestyle only sixth, but won in his best discipline than 1500 m freestyle silver medal. 1989 was another successful year for Pfeiffer. After he won the bronze medal at the German Championships in the 400m freestyle and 1500m freestyle gold medal in the 200m freestyle, he was also at the European Championships in 1989 in Bonn in the disciplines of 1500 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle and 4x200 m freestyle respectively the silver medal. win Even with the German Swimming Championships in Munich in 1990 Pfeiffer successfully launched and won the 1500m freestyle and the 400m freestyle gold medal. Pfeiffer Then part of the team for the World Swimming Championships in 1991 in Perth, Australia. There, he won the 1500m freestyle bronze and about 400 m freestyle silver medal as well as the 4x200 m freestyle relay gold medal. At the German Championships 1991, he won the 200m freestyle silver medal.

A year later, Pfeiffer started again at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. However, He missed more than 1500 m freestyle and the 4x200 m relay respectively in fourth place, the medals scarce. About 400 m freestyle, he was even only seventh. At the German Championships 1995 Pfeiffer tried to reach the qualification for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta to participate in becoming the first German swimmer at four Olympic Games again. He failed to qualify, however, and then finished at the age of 29 years, his active swimmers career.

After his playing career, he worked among other things as a co- commentator for the TV station Euro Sport. He is currently employed as a commercial pilot in business aviation.