Uwe Daßler

Intro East German swimmer
A.K.A. Uwe Dassler
Is Athlete Swimmer
From Germany
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 11 February 1967, Ebersbach, Germany
Star sign Aquarius

Uwe Daßler (born 11 February 1967), commonly spelled Uwe Dassler in English, is a former middle- and long-distance swimmer from Germany, who represented East Germany (GDR) in international competition. He was European champion in the 400-metre freestyle in 1985 and 1987. At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, Dassler won three medals. He won a gold medal and set a new world record of 3:46.95 in the men's 400-metre freestyle. He then won a bronze for his third-place finish in the men's 1,500-metre freestyle (15:06.15), behind Soviet Vladimir Salnikov (15:00.40) and West German Stefan Pfeiffer (15:02.69). He also won a silver medal as a member of the second-place East German team in silver men's 4×200-metre freestyle relay (7:13.60).

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