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Helga Schmidt-Neuber

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameHelga•Schmidt-Neuber
Used nameHelga•Schmidt-Neuber
Born19 February 1937 in Ammendorf, Halle (Saale), Sachsen-Anhalt (GER)
Died14 September 2018 in Oldenburg, Niedersachsen (GER)
Measurements172 cm / 61 kg
AffiliationsTSV 1846 Mannheim, Mannheim (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality West Germany

Biography

Helga Schmidt was a West German backstroke swimmer who participated in three consecutive Olympic Games from 1956-64, representing the mixed German team. She finished fourth in the 100 backstroke in 1956, and was eliminated in the heats in both 1960 and 1964, when she competed under her married name Neuber. Between 1952 and 1961 she won 27 West German titles, set 25 German backstroke records, and appeared in 31 international matches.

Between 1957-61 Neuber was an artist in Bremen, and after that earned her living as an applied artist and water-color painter. She also worked with glass and ceramics and applied herself to photographic art.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1956 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GER FRG Helga Schmidt
100 metres Backstroke, Women (Olympic) 4
1960 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GER FRG Helga Schmidt
100 metres Backstroke, Women (Olympic) 12
1964 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GER FRG Helga Neuber
100 metres Backstroke, Women (Olympic) =12