Martina Grunert

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameMartina•Grunert (-Koch, -Abresch)
Used nameMartina•Grunert
Born17 May 1949 in Leipzig, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements162 cm / 57 kg
AffiliationsSC DHfK, Leipzig (GER)
NOC East Germany Germany
Nationality East Germany

Biography

Martina Grunert captured a silver medal at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics in the 4x100 freestyle relay, representing East Germany. She also placed fifth in both the 100 freestyle and the 4x100 medley relay. In 1964 Grunert competed on the mixed German team and came in sixth with the 4x100 freestyle relay, but was disqualified with the 4x100 medley relay in the final. In both, the 100 and 400 freestyles she reached the semifinals.

Grunert was European 100 freestyle champion in 1966 and 200 IM champion in 1970. Domestically she won six East German national titles in the 100 freestyle (1965, 1968), the 200 freestyle (1964-65), and the 400 freestyle (1964-65), adding three more relay titles.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1964 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GER GDR Martina Grunert
100 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 12
400 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 13
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 6
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Women (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany AC r2/2
1968 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GDR Martina Grunert
100 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 5
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) East Germany 2 Silver
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Women (Olympic) East Germany 5

Special Notes