Frank Wiegand

Frank Wiegand (born 15 March 1943) is a German former swimmer, Olympic medalist and world record holder. He participated in the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics, winning a total of four silver medals.[1]

Frank Wiegand
Frank Wiegand at the 1966 European championships
Personal information
Born (1943-03-15) 15 March 1943
Annaberg, Germany
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
ClubSC Einheit Dresden; ASK Vorwärts Rostock

He won eight medals at two European championships, in 1962 and 1966, including four gold medals in freestyle and medley events.[2] In 1966, he also set a new world record in the 400 metres freestyle and was chosen East German German Sportspersonality of the Year.[1]

Wiegand studied sports science aiming to become a coach, but was redirected to a labour union instead. After the reunification of Germany he worked as a real estate manager at Zeuthen near Berlin.[1]


  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Frank Wiegand". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 18 March 2011.
  2. Todor Krastev (December 18, 2010). "Swimming 11th European Championship 1966 Utrecht (NED)". Retrieved August 2, 2011.
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