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Caren Metschuck
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Caren Metschuck in 1978.
Personal information
Nationality East German
Born (1963-09-27) 27 September 1963 (age 60)
Greifswald, Bezirk Rostock, East Germany
Height 1.84 m
Weight 76 kg
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, freestyle
Club SC Empor Rostock
Medal record
Women's swimming
Representing  East Germany
Olympic Games
Gold 1980 Moscow 100 m butterfly
Gold 1980 Moscow 4×100 m freestyle
Gold 1980 Moscow 4×100 m medley
Silver 1980 Moscow 100 m freestyle
World Championships
Gold 1982 Guayaquil 4×100 m freestyle
Silver 1978 Berlin 4×100 m freestyle
European Championship
Gold Split 1981 100 m freestyle
Gold Split 1981 4×100 m freestyle
Gold Split 1981 4×100 m medley

Caren Metschuck (later Caren Mahn, born 27 September 1963) is a German former swimmer and a multiple Olympic gold medalist. At the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, she won gold medals in the 100 m butterfly, 4×100 m freestyle relay team and 4×100 m medley relay, becoming the most successful female competitor of the Summer Olympic Games that year.

One year later, she won the European Championships in Split in the 100 m freestyle and triumphed again with the 4×100 m freestyle relay and the 4×100 m medley relay team. After winning a world title in the 4×100 m freestyle relay in 1982, she terminated her short career and became a school teacher. During her career she set three world records in relay events. In 1990 she was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. After German unification she worked as a swimming coach at her home club SC Empor Rostock.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Caren Metschuk para niños

  • List of members of the International Swimming Hall of Fame
  • World record progression 4 × 100 metres freestyle relay
  • World record progression 4 × 100 metres medley relay
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