Uwe Dassler

Uwe Daßler (born 11 February 1967), commonly spelled Uwe Dassler in English, is a former middle- and long-distance swimmer from Germany, who represented East Germany (GDR) in international competition.

Uwe Dassler
Uwe Dassler in 1986
Personal information
Full nameUwe Dassler
Uwe Daßler (German)
Nationality East Germany (formerly)
Born (1967-02-11) 11 February 1967
Ebersbach, Lausitz, Sachsen
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight87 kg (192 lb)
ClubArmeesportsklub Vorwärts Potsdam

He was European champion in the 400-metre freestyle in 1985 and 1987.

At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, Dassler won three medals. He won a gold medal and set a new world record of 3:46.95 in the men's 400-metre freestyle. He then won a bronze for his third-place finish in the men's 1,500-metre freestyle (15:06.15), behind Soviet Vladimir Salnikov (15:00.40) and West German Stefan Pfeiffer (15:02.69). He also won a silver medal as a member of the second-place East German team in silver men's 4×200-metre freestyle relay (7:13.60).

See also

Preceded by
Artur Wojdat
Men's 400 metres freestyle
world record holder (long course)

23 September 1988 – 3 April 1992
Succeeded by
Kieren Perkins

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