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.
Frank Wiegand at the 1966 European championships
|Born||15 March 1943|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb)|
|Club||SC 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. In 1966, he also set a new world record in the 400 metres freestyle and was chosen East German German Sportspersonality of the Year.
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.
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