Jörg Woithe

Jörg Woithe (born 11 April 1963) is a German former swimmer. He competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow and won a gold medal in the 100 m freestyle and a silver medal in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay; he finished fourth in the 200 m freestyle and 4 × 100 m freestyle relay.[1]

Jörg Woithe
Jörg Woithe in 1979
Personal information
NationalityEast Germany
Born (1963-04-11) 11 April 1963
East Berlin, East Germany
Height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight105 kg (231 lb)
ClubSC Dynamo Berlin

Between 1981 and 1987 he won two gold, seven silver and five bronze medals at the world and European championships.[2]

After retiring from swimming he received a degree from the German Institute of Physical Education and Sport in Leipzig / Germany ( Deutsche Hochschule für Körperkultur und Sport - DHfK ) via distance learning. He then worked as a swimming coach, and was also employed by companies producing swimming articles and high-performance lubricants.[3] In 2012 he was hired by the Iranian swimming national team.[4][5]


  1. Jörg Woithe. sports-reference.com
  2. Jörg WOITHE. les-sports.info
  3. Woithe, Jörg. bundesstiftung-aufarbeitung.de
  4. Jorg Woithe applauds Iranian swimmer. The Tehran Times, 11 April 2012
  5. Jorg Woithe named as Iran swimming coach. The Tehran Times, 24 June 2012
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