Birgit Treiber (born 26 February 1960) is a former swimmer from the German Democratic Republic. She won one gold and two silver medals in the 1976 Summer Olympics and a bronze medal in the 1980 Summer Olympics.
Treiber in 1979
|Born||26 February 1960|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||66 kg (146 lb)|
|Club||SC Einheit Dresden|
At the 1976 Summer Olympics, she won a gold medal in the 4 × 100 m medley relay. She swam only in the preliminary round, where the East Germany team set a new Olympic record. In the 100 meters and 200 meters backstroke she finished second behind Ulrike Richter. In the same year she set world records in the 400 m individual medley and 200 m backstroke. Next year she won three gold medals at the European LC Championships 1977.
After winning three silver medals at the 1978 and a bronze medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics she ended her swimming career and became a dentist. It was later revealed that she was involved in the East Germany doping program.
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