Klaus Steinbach is OlympicDoc and holder of records and medals
Klaus Steinbach (born 14 December 1953 in Kleve, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a former World Record holding and Olympic freestyle swimmer from Germany. He swam for Germany at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics (see film with 4×200 m he participated and made 4th position)
At the ’72 Games, he was a member of West Germany’s silver medal winning 4×200 m freestyle relay. At the ’76 Games, he was part of West Germany’s bronze medal winning 4×100 m medley relay. He also has a one individual bronze medal and six relay medals from the World Aquatics Championships between 1973 and 1978.
Steinbach was the first man under 50 seconds on 100 m freestyle in a short course meters pool.
He writes for www.DoctorsTalents.com :
Swimming has show events less than other sport disciplines. Otherwise I would make my swimming rounds more often for sure.
But seriously: Of course I do make sport, I do jogging three to five times a week or go riding mountainbike. After a career in top
sport this is a necessity as everybody knows. It is a good compensation for stress in the profession as a medical doctor and thus
gives good support to it.
Apart from that it means living a good example for the patients.
|Personal facts||Dr. Klaus Steinbach|
|born 14 December in Kleve, married 2 children|
|Professional career||Studied at the University of the Saarland|
|Promotion with Prof. Dr. Wilfried Kindermann|
|Specialization in Orthopedia, Specialist for physical and rehabilitation medicine|
|1989 – 1991||chief doctor of the Hohenurach Clinics in Bad Urach|
|since 1992||chief doctor and medical director in Weiskirchen/Saar|
|25 times: German champion|
|1974-1977||five times: Europe champion|
|1975-1978||four times World Vice champion|
|since 1981||personal member of the NOK (National Olympic Comitee)|
|since 1989||member of “Gutachterausschuss of DSH”|
|1996||team doctor NOK Olympic Games Atlanta|
|since 1997||member of the board of the NOK|
|1997||founder and president of DOG Saarland|
|2000||chief of mission of the german team for Olympic Games Sydney|
|since 3 November 2002||president of the National Olympic Comitee for Germany|