Gisela Weiß

Gisela Weiß (later Engelhardt, born 16 October 1943) is a retired German swimmer. She competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in the 400 m and 4×100 m freestyle events and won a bronze medal in the relay.[1] In 1959–1961 she won three consecutive national titles in the 4×100 m freestyle relay.[2]

Gisela Weiß
Gisela Weiss, Heide Zimmermann, Johannes Horlbeck 1962.jpg
Gisela Weiß, Heide Zimmermann and coach Johannes Horlbeck in 1962
Personal information
Born (1943-10-16) 16 October 1943 (age 77)
Böhmisch Kamnitz, Germany (present-day Česká Kamenice, Czech Republic)
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb)

She ended her active career in 1963 and began to study medicine. In 1964 she married Karl-Heinz Engelhardt, a multiple East German champion in swimming. After graduation she worked as a doctor, first at a sports school in Leipzig, and after the German unification in a rehabilitation clinic.[3]


  1. ^ Gisela Weiß Archived November 13, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Schwimmen – DDR – Meisterschaften Damen – Teil 1.
  3. ^ Volker Kluge (2009) Lexikon Sportler in der DDR. Verlag Neues Leben, Berlin, ISBN 978-3-355-01759-6.