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Stefan Pfeiffer

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 2
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameStefan•Pfeiffer
Used nameStefan•Pfeiffer
Born15 November 1965 in Hamburg, Hamburg (GER)
Measurements190 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsSG Hamburg, Hamburg (GER)
NOC Germany West Germany

Biography

Stefan Pfeiffer was a West German long-distance freestyle swimmer who won the 1,500 metres bronze medal and finished an unfortunate fourth in the 400 metres at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Four years later at Seoul, he placed sixth over 400 metres and won the 1,500 silver medal. He also won the bronze medal in the 4x200 metres freestyle relay. At Barcelona in 1992, now representing reunified Germany, Pfeiffer finished seventh over 400 metres and fourth over 1,500 metres. He also placed fourth with the 4x200 metres relay.

In 1991, Pfeiffer won a gold medal with the 4x200 metres relay at the World Championships, and also a relay silver in 1986. In 1991, he won silver in the 400 freestyle and bronze in the 1,500 metres. At the European Championships he won three silver (in 1989 over 400 and 1,500 metres, and 4x200 metres relay) and bronze medals (over 1,500 metres in 1983, 1985 and 1987).

Domestically, Pfeiffer won the national title over 200 metres in 1990, 400 metres in 1989 and 1990, and over 1,500 metres in 1984 and 1989. Pfeiffer later became co-commentator for the TV channel Eurosport. By profession, he was a commercial pilot.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) FRG Stefan Pfeiffer
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 4
1,500 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) West Germany DNS
1988 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) FRG Stefan Pfeiffer
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 6
1,500 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) West Germany 3 Bronze
1992 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GER Stefan Pfeiffer
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 7
1,500 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 4
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Germany 4

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