Gross, Michael

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Gross, Michael Gender: M
Michael Groß
born on 17 June 1964 at 18:55 (= 6:55 PM )
Place Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 50n07, 8e40
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Gregor
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 26°32' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 05°50 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 07°07'

Michael Gross (2014)
photo: E-W, license cc-by-sa-4.0


German competitive swimmer who is 201 centimetres (6 ft 7 in) tall, and thus nicknamed "The Albatross" for his especially long arms that gave him a total span of 2.13 meters. Gross, competing for West Germany, won three Olympic gold medals, two in 1984 and one in 1988 in the freestyle and butterfly events, in addition to two World Championship titles in 1982, two in 1986 and one in 1991.


Der bisher erfolgreichste westdeutsche Schwimmsportler. Aufgrund seiner großen Arm-Spannweite von 2,13 m bei 2,01 m Körperlänge war sein Spitzname Albatros. Drei Goldmedaillen bei Olympischen Spielen. Heute ist Gross als Unternehmensberater in Frankfurt tätig.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1984 (Four Gold Medals, Olympics, swimming)

Source Notes

Manfred Gregor quotes BAMS (Bild am Sonntag).

Taeger quotes Tony Bonin

Deutsch: Quelle: BAMS (Bild am Sonntag)


  • Vocation : Sports : Swimming (Pro, Olympic medalist)
  • Notable : Awards : Olympics (Four Gold Medals)