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Daniela Hunger
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1990-0526-005, Dresden, Schwimmerin Daniela Hunger.jpg
Daniela Hunger in 1990
Personal information
Nationality  East Germany (until 1990)
Born (1972-03-20) 20 March 1972 (age 46)
East Berlin, East Germany
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Medley
Club SC Dynamo Berlin
SV Preußen Berlin

Daniela Hunger (born 20 March 1972 in East Berlin) is a former medley and freestyle swimmer from East Germany, who won two golden medals at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea: in the women's 200 m individual medley, and as a member of the women's 4×100 m freestyle team. Hunger also competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, where she captured three medals. She competed for the SC Dynamo Berlin/ Sportvereinigung (SV) Dynamo. [1] [2] [3]

In 1998, several former East German swimmers have gone public with accusations against their coaches and physicians that they were systematically doped, Daniela Hunger being one of them. [4]


  1. ^ Chronik: Berlin im Jahr 1972, Fakten Tag für Tag
  2. ^ Chronik: Berlin am 30. Juli, Fakten Jahr für Jahr
  3. ^ Schwimmen – Deutsche Meisterschaften – Mannschaft
  4. ^ "Drugs update". Sports Publications. July 1998. Retrieved 11 March 2008.