Andrea Eife

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAndrea•Eife (-Gemsleben)
Used nameAndrea•Eife
Born12 April 1956 in Leipzig, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements170 cm / 57 kg
AffiliationsSC Dynamo Berlin, Ost-Berlin (GER)
NOC East Germany


Andrea Eife was an East German swimmer who won gold medals with the 4x100 freestyle relay at both the 1973 World Championships and the 1974 European Championships. Individually, she claimed two bronze medals at both meets. At the 1972 München Olympics Eife reached the finals of the 100 and 200 m freestyles, finishing sixth and fifth, respectively, while with the 4x100 freestyle relay she earned the silver medal. The same year she won the East German nationals in the 200 and 400 m freestyle, same as in 1973. She then also claimed the 200 back title.

Eife later studied law and worked with VEB Lokomotivbau Elektrotechnische Werke “Hans Beimler” Hennigsdorf until re-unification. She then moved to Luxembourg with her family and worked as a swimming coach.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GDR Andrea Eife
100 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 6
200 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 5
800 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 9
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) East Germany 2 Silver

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