Cornelia Polit

Cornelia Polit (later Embacher, born 18 February 1963) is a former swimmer from East Germany. At age seventeen she won the silver medal in the women's 200 m backstroke at the 1980 Summer Olympics, behind her team mate Rica Reinisch.[1] She won a silver and a gold medal in the 100 m and 200 m backstroke at the 1981 European Aquatics Championships, respectively. Two years later she repeated this achievement, but in the butterfly events.[2]

Cornelia Polit
Cornelia Polit in 1978
Personal information
Nationality East Germany
Born (1963-02-18) 18 February 1963
Teutschenthal, Germany
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
ClubSV Halle


  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Cornelia Polit". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  2. Cornelia POLIT.

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