Steffen Zesner

Steffen Zesner ( born September 28, 1967 in Herzberg ( Elster) ) is a former German swimmer.


Zesner trained from 1975 at SV Dynamo Cottbus, before he moved to Luckenwalde 1979. Later, he swam for the SC Dynamo Berlin. For the GDR, he attended the Summer Olympics in 1988 in Seoul, where he won the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay, together with Uwe Dassler, Sven Lodziewski and Thomas Flemming Silver and 4 × 100 m freestyle together with Dirk Richter, Thomas Flemming and Lars Hinneburg bronze. Four years later, the latter succeeded in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona again, this time for the united Germany in the cast with Dirk Richter, Christian Tröger and Mark Pinger. As early as 1991 he was about 4 × 200 m become meter freestyle with Peter Sitt, Stefan Pfeiffer and Michael Gross World Champion.

At the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta Zesner won one more time a bronze medal with the 4 × 200 m relay.

After the European Championship in 1995, when he won the individual title in the 400m freestyle, ill Zesner difficult to kidney stones. Through his relationship with the swimmer Franziska van Almsick Zesner was at that time strongly in the public what " the new fast and up to date " led to an ultimately decided by the Federal Constitutional Court conflict with the magazine in 1996, had reported about an upcoming " dream wedding " and now had to print a properly placed significantly reply.

For the medal wins in Seoul in 1988 Zesner was awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit in silver.

Zesner operates, founded in 1995 for self-marketing purposes Zesner Sports Consulting today.