Caren Metschuck

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Caren Metschuck (right) at the GDR Swimming Championships in East Berlin (1978)

Personal information
Surname: Caren Metschuck
Nation: Germany Democratic Republic 1949GDR German Democratic Republic
Swimming style (s) : Freestyle, butterfly
Birthday: September 27, 1963
Place of birth: Greifswald
Size: 1.84 m
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Caren Metschuck (born September 27, 1963 in Greifswald ) is a former German swimmer and multiple Olympic champion .

At the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow , she was Olympic champion over 100 m butterfly . She also won gold with the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay and the 4 × 100 m individual relay relay . This made her the most successful female participant in these Olympic Games. A year later she became European champion over 100 m freestyle at the European Championships in Split in 1981 and again won the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay and the 4 × 100 m individual relay relay. After the 1982 World Championships and the world championship title with the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay, she ended her short career and became a teacher.

In 1990 she was inducted into the international swimming pool 's hall of fame . In 1980 she was awarded the Silver Patriotic Order of Merit .

Today her name is Caren Mahn and worked as a regional trainer at SC Empor Rostock 2000 until August 2010 , where she a. a. trained the former top German swimmer Thomas Rupprath .


Web links

Commons : Caren Metschuck  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Neues Deutschland , August 22, 1980, p. 3
  2. Bernd-Dieter Herold: Rostock: Caren Mahn most successful Olympic participant in 1980 in Moscow: Staying true to the wet element | Retrieved January 13, 2019 .