Michael GROSS

Federal Republic of Germany FRG

Swimming

  • Olympic Medals
    3 G
    2 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Los Angeles 1984
  • Year of Birth
    1964
Olympic Results

Biography

Michael GROSS

A modest medal

On 29 July 1984, he won his first gold medal, breaking his own world record in the 200m freestyle. The next day he won the 100m butterfly, again setting a world record. Gross was expected to earn a third gold medal in the 200m butterfly, but he was upset by little-known Jon Sieben of Australia. Gross gained respect by using all of his time with the press to praise Sieben.

Invincible at 200m butterfly

Between 1981 and 1988, Gross dominated the 200m butterfly, winning two world championships and four European championships and setting four world records. At the 1988 Games in Seoul he earned the one prize that had eluded him in that event: the Olympic gold medal. Gross also won two more medals as a member of West Germany's 4x200m freestyle relay team, a silver one in 1984 and a bronze in 1988.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Seoul 1988

#5
100 metres Butterfly
100 metres Butterfly Swimming
G
200 metres Butterfly
200 metres Butterfly Swimming
#5
200 metres Freestyle
200 metres Freestyle Swimming
#6
4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
#4
4 x 100 metres Medley Relay
4 x 100 metres Medley Relay Swimming
B
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Los Angeles 1984

G
100 metres Butterfly
100 metres Butterfly Swimming
S
200 metres Butterfly
200 metres Butterfly Swimming
G
200 metres Freestyle
200 metres Freestyle Swimming
#4
4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
#4
4 x 100 metres Medley Relay
4 x 100 metres Medley Relay Swimming
S
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming