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Andrea Pollack
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Andrea Pollack in 1977
Personal information
Nationality East German
Born (1961-05-08)8 May 1961
Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, East Germany now Germany
Died 13 March 2019(2019-03-13) (aged 57)
Berlin, Germany
Height 1.66 m
Weight 61 kg
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, Freestyle
Club SC Dynamo Berlin
Medal record
Women's swimming
Representing  East Germany
Olympic Games
Gold 1976 Montreal 200 m butterfly
Gold 1976 Montreal 4×100 m medley
Gold 1980 Moscow 4×100 m medley
Silver 1976 Montreal 4×100 m freestyle
Silver 1976 Montreal 100 m butterfly
Silver 1980 Moscow 100 m butterfly
World ChampionsHips (LC)
Silver 1978 Berlin 100 m butterfly
Silver 1978 Berlin 4×100 m medley
Bronze 1978 Berlin 200 m butterfly
European Championships (LC)
Gold 1977 Jönköping 100 m butterfly
Gold 1977 Jönköping 4×100 m medley
Silver 1977 Jönköping 200 m butterfly

Andrea Pollack (later Pinske; 8 May 1961 – 13 March 2019) was a butterfly swimmer from East Germany who won three Olympic gold medals.

Pollack was born in 1961 in Schwerin. She was a member of SC Dynamo Berlin. She who won two gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, at age fifteen. She won the individual 200 m butterfly and with the women's relay team in the 4×100 m medley. Pollack also collected two silver medals at the Montreal Games.

Pollack won a gold in the 4×100 m medley relay and a silver in the 100 m butterfly at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. In 1978 she twice broke the world record in the women's 200 m butterfly. In 1998, several former East German swimmers, including Pollack, went public with accusations against their coaches and physicians that they were systematically doped.

Pollack married Norbert Pinske who competed in cycling. Their son, Michael Pinske, went to the 2008 Summer Olympics as a judoka.

See also

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  • List of members of the International Swimming Hall of Fame
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