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Astrid Strauss or, rarely, Strauß (born 24 December 1968 in Berlin) is a former freestyle swimmer from East Germany, who won the silver medal in the 800 m freestyle at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.

Astrid Strauss
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Astrid Strauss in 1983
Personal information
NationalityEast German
Born (1968-12-24) 24 December 1968 (age 50)
East Berlin, East Germany[1]
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb)
ClubBerliner TSC

In May 1992, she tested positive for testosterone and was suspended from competition.[2]

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  1. ^ "Astrid Strauss". Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  2. ^ Ewald, Russ (September 1993). "Germany Is Tops In Europe" (PDF). Swimming World. 34 (9): 43. Retrieved 3 June 2017.