Angela Franke

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAngela•Franke
Used nameAngela•Franke
Born18 November 1957 in Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt (GER)
Measurements176 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsSC Magdeburg, Magdeburg (GER)
NOC East Germany


Angela Franke was an East German freestyle and medley swimmer who was eliminated in the heats of the 400 m individual medley at the 1972 München Olympics. At the 1973 Belgrade Worlds she claimed a gold medal with the 4x100 freestyle relay and a silver medal in the 400 IM. At the 1975 World Championships she added a bronze medal in the 200 IM. At the 1974 Wien (Vienna) Europeans she won two gold medals with the 4x100 freestyle relay and in the 400 m freestyle. She also claimed a silver medal in the 100 m freestyle.

Franke became a graduate sports and history teacher. After re-unification she became head of a Magdeburg-situated school for children and youths. She regularly competed in master swimming events and set several senior world records.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GDR Angela Franke
400 metres Individual Medley, Women (Olympic) 10

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