Collapsed and died, aged 16, at poolside in 1973 while training. His parents were not given access to the autopsy report. Documents uncovered after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 revealed that his death was probably caused by a ruptured heart from steroid overloads.
Had to retire early from swimming because of complications from steroid injections. She suffered permanent damage to her spine and reproductive organs.
A swimming champion who was diagnosed with a liver tumour in 1993. She became a renowned surgeon.