Andrea Eife

Andrea Eife (later Gemsleben, born 12 April 1956 in Leipzig) is a German former swimmer who competed in the 1972 Summer Olympics. She won a silver medal in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay and finished fifth and sixth in the individual 200 m and 100 m freestyle events, respectively.[1] At the 1973 World Aquatics Championships, she won a bronze medal in the 200 m freestyle and a gold medal in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay, breaking the world record.[2] The next year, she repeated these medal achievements at the 1974 European Aquatics Championships.[3]

Andrea Eife

Andrea Eife in 1973
Medal record
Women's swimming
Representing  East Germany
1972 Munich 4×100 m freestyle
World Championships
1973 Belgrade 4×100 m freestyle
1973 Belgrade 200 m freestyle
European Championships
1974 Vienna 4×100 m freestyle
1974 Vienna 200 m freestyle


  1. "Andrea Eife". sports-reference. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  2. Jean-Louis Meuret (2007), HistoFINA Volume IV – Tome IV. MEDALLISTS AND STATISTICS. Special FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (50 m.) Before Rome 2009.

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