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Christian Poswiat

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameChristian•Poswiat
Used nameChristian•Poswiat
Born26 June 1968 in Ost-Berlin (East Berlin), Berlin (GER)
Measurements191 cm / 79 kg
AffiliationsSC Dynamo Berlin, Ost-Berlin (GER)
NOC East Germany Germany


Breaststroke swimmer Christian Poswiat participated at the 1988 Seoul Olympics (competing for East Germany) and the 1992 Barcelona Olympics (competing for Germany). His best result was the eighth place over 100 metres in 1988. In 1992, he was eliminated in the heats of both the 100 and the 200. In 1991, Poswiat won a bronze medal at the World Championships with the 4x100 medley relay squad. At Europeans, he added another relay bronze in 1987. His greatest moment came at the European Short-Course Championships in 1993 when he won the non-Olympic 50 metres breaststroke event.

Poswiat won three individual national titles. Shortly before the wall came down, he fled to West Germany in 1989. He moved to Wuppertal where he founded a swimming school.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GDR Christian Poswiat
100 metres Breaststroke, Men (Olympic) 8
200 metres Breaststroke, Men (Olympic) 27
1992 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GER Christian Poswiat
100 metres Breaststroke, Men (Olympic) 26
200 metres Breaststroke, Men (Olympic) 29

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