Heike Friedrich

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Heike Friedrich (born 18 April 1970 in Karl-Marx-Stadt, Saxony) is a former freestyle swimmer from East Germany, who won two medals at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. At the age of 15, Friedrich won five gold medals in the 1985 European championships and won four more in the World Championship the next year. She had not lost in a single major international championship in any event until she was defeated by Janet Evans in the 400 m in the Seoul Olympics, taking the silver medal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heike Friedrich has received more than 21,386 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Heike Friedrich is the 149th most popular swimmer (down from 125th in 2019), the 4,790th most popular biography from Germany (down from 3,456th in 2019) and the 19th most popular German Swimmer.

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Among swimmers, Heike Friedrich ranks 149 out of 392Before her are Florent Manaudou, Petra Thümer, Shirley Babashoff, Melissa Belote, Tom Jager, and Uwe Dassler. After her are Martín López-Zubero, Rūta Meilutytė, Keena Rothhammer, Grant Hackett, Anders Holmertz, and Pablo Morales.

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Among people born in 1970, Heike Friedrich ranks 647Before her are Jeremy Roenick, Andreas Wecker, Carlos Moedas, Niecy Nash, Niko Eeckhout, and Ko Ishikawa. After her are Rintje Ritsma, U-God, Miguel Ramírez, Nobuyasu Ikeda, Esther Hart, and Barbara Paulus.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Heike Friedrich ranks 4,790 out of 5,289Before her are Matthias Kessler (1979), Markus Feulner (1982), Dirk Lehmann (1971), Christian Knees (1981), Michael Schulte (1990), and Jens Lehmann (1967). After her are Patricia Janečková (1998), Thomas Röhler (1991), Olcay Şahan (1987), Henning Fritz (1974), Emanuel Buchmann (1992), and Hasan Ali Kaldırım (1989).

Among SWIMMERS In Germany

Among swimmers born in Germany, Heike Friedrich ranks 19Before her are Ute Geweniger (1964), Paul Biedermann (1986), Caren Metschuck (1963), Franziska van Almsick (1978), Britta Steffen (1983), and Petra Thümer (1961). After her are Dagmar Hase (1969), Daniela Hunger (1972), Thomas Lurz (1979), Daniela Samulski (1984), and Marco Koch (1990).