Horst-Günter Gregor

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 3
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHorst-Günter•Gregor
Used nameHorst-Günter•Gregor
Born24 July 1938 in Elbląg, Warmińsko-Mazurskie (POL)
Died25 April 1995 in Leipzig, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements189 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsSC Magdeburg, Magdeburg (GER) / SC DHfK, Leipzig (GER)
NOC East Germany Germany
Nationality East Germany


East German swimmer Horst-Günter Gregor captured three relay silver medals at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics (4x200 freestyle and 4x100 medley) with the mixed German team, and in 1968 at Mexico City (4x100 medley), then representing East Germany. In 1962 he won the European Championships with East Germany in the medley relay, and in 1966 with the 4x100 freestyle relay. He earned 14 individual East German national titles in the 100 butterfly (1962-63, 1966), the 200 butterfly (1964-66, 1968), and the 100 freestyle (1956-59, 1962, 1966, 1968), adding seven more relay titles.

Gregor studied construction engineering. From 1968-76 he worked as a district court deputy in Leipzig and was responsible for the sports secretaries of the state secretariat for physical culture and sports from 1979-92. After German reunification he became chairman of the Saxony Swimming Association. He was married to his teammate and non-Olympian Bärbel Walter, and their son Jens Gregor also became a competitive swimmer.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1964 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GER GDR Horst-Günter Gregor
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 2 Silver
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 2 Silver
1968 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GDR Horst-Günter Gregor
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) East Germany 5
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) East Germany 7
100 metres Butterfly, Men (Olympic) 25
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) East Germany 2 Silver

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