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Ingrid Schmidt

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameIngrid•Schmidt (-Naue)
Used nameIngrid•Schmidt
Born3 March 1945 in Rudolstadt, Thüringen (GER)
Measurements172 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsBSG Einheit Greiz, Greiz (GER) / SC DHfK, Leipzig (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality East Germany

Biography

Ingrid Schmidt was a backstroke swimmer, winning the bronze medal with the Unified German 4x100 medley relay at the 1960 Roma Summer Games at the age of just 15. Four years later the relay team was disqualified in the final. In both Olympics she also reached the semi-finals of the 100 backstroke but failed to progress any further. In 1962 Schmidt won the European Championships with the East German medley relay team, setting a new world record 4:40.1, and subsequently the team was named Sports Team of the Year.

Domestically she set 14 East German records and won the national titles over 100 m in 1959-61 and 1963, and over 200 in 1963. By profession, she became a doctor, and moved legally to West Germany in 1984. She then worked as an evaluator in the Department of Supply in Rottweil.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1960 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GER GDR Ingrid Schmidt
100 metres Backstroke, Women (Olympic) 11
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Women (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 3 Bronze
1964 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GER GDR Ingrid Schmidt
100 metres Backstroke, Women (Olympic) =9
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Women (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany AC r2/2

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