Helga Lindner

Helga Lindner (later Härtel; born 5 May 1951) is a German swimmer. Born in Chemnitz, East Germany, she competed for East Germany in the 1968 Summer Olympics.

Helga Lindner
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Helga Lindner in 1968
Medal record
Women's swimming
Representing  East Germany
Summer Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1968 Mexico City 200 m butterfly
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1970 Barcelona 4×100 m medley
Gold medal – first place 1970 Barcelona 200 m butterfly
Silver medal – second place 1970 Barcelona 100 m butterfly

In 1968 she won a silver medal in the women's 200 m butterfly. Dutch competitor Ada Kok won the gold by one-tenth of a second, then the smallest unit of time in the Olympic swimming contests. She also competed in the 100 m butterfly and, as part of a team of four which included Uta Schmuck, the 4 × 100 m medley relay. The East German team came in fifth.[1]

She participated in the 1970 European Aquatics Championships in Barcelona. She and three other swimmers (as a team) from East Germany won a gold medal in the women's 4×100 m medley relay.[2] She personally won a gold medal in the women's 200 m butterfly.[3] She also won a silver medal in the women's 100 m butterfly.[4]

She later competed for East Germany in the 1972 Summer Olympics, but did not win any medals. She was part of the 200 m butterfly event.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming Olympic Games 1968 at Mexico City (mex) Women: 4 x 100 m Medley Relay". Sports123.com. Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Swimming European Championships Women: 4 x 100 m Medley Relay". Sports123.com. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Swimming European Championships Women: 200 m Butterfly". Sports123.com. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Swimming European Championships Women: 100 m Butterfly". Sports123.com. Retrieved 30 December 2008.

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