The three-time Olympic swimming champion Andrea Pollack is dead. The native Schwerinerin died at the age of 57 years, announced the Olympic training base Berlin on its website. There, Andrea Pinske worked, as it was now, almost 40 years as a physical therapist. First of all, the "image"newspaper (Friday) had reported about the death of the former top athlete.
"With your experience, and human values, you mind learning the thoughts and emotions of power sports and had a close connection to the athlete," it said in already on Thursday in the widespread message of the Olympic support point.More about
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After their active time Andrea Pinske-Pollack, 1998 in the first major process to the systematic Doping in the GDR was prohibited in sports as a witness. The then-37-Year-old explained in court that she had regularly swallowed various pills and syringes. But discussions about it never. "It was just vitamins. And the module for Training,“ said the butterfly specialist in the process. In their parade discipline she had established, in 1978, world records over 100 and 200 meters. (dpa)