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Alexander Schowtka

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAlexander•Schowtka
Used nameAlexander•Schowtka
Born18 September 1963 in Valencia (VEN)
Measurements192 cm / 87 kg
AffiliationsSG Hamburg, Hamburg (GER)
NOC West Germany


Alexander Schowtka was a competitive swimmer who was born in Venezuela but grew up in Ecuador. Until 1981 he swam for the junior national team of Ecuador before he went to study computer science in Hamburg and applied for West German citizenship on the basis of his German parents.

Schowtka then represented West Germany at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. With the 4x200 metres freestyle relay team he won the silver medal and with both other relays finished an unfortunate fourth. Over 100 metres freestyle he was eliminated in the heats. At World Championships he won two relay silver medals and at European Championships four relay gold medals. Schowtka won 100 metres freestyle national titles in 1984 and 1985.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) FRG Alexander Schowtka
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 20
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) West Germany 4
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) West Germany 2 Silver
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) West Germany 4

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