Ender, Kornelia (1958–)

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Ender, Kornelia (1958–)

East German swimmer. Name variations: Kornelia Ender Grummt. Born Oct 25, 1958, in East Germany; moved to West Germany; m. Roland Matthes (swimmer, div. 1982); m. once more.

Won silver medals for the 4 × 100-freestyle relay, 4 × 100-meter medley, and 200-meter indiv. medley at Munich Olympics (1972), the 1st woman to win 4 gold medals at 1 Olympics, all in world-record time; at World championships, won a silver medal for the 200-meter individ. medley (1973), gold medals for the 100-meter freestyle (1963, 1976), a silver medal for 200-meter freestyle (1975), and gold medals for the 100-meter butterfly (1973, 1975); won gold medals for the 100-meter freestyle, 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly, and 4 × 100-meter medley relay and a silver for the 4 × 100-meter freestyle relay at Montreal Olympics (1976); retired (1976). Named World Swimmer of the Year (1973, 1975, 1976); inducted into International Swimming Hall of Fame (1981).

See also Women in World History.

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