ENDER KornÚlia (1958) Germany / Swimming
To this day she is the best female swimmer of all time. She won four gold medals at the Montreal games in '76. Three of these were individual titles, each accompanied by a world record.She swam with such charm and ease that she was spared the accusations of doping that her countrywomen were subject to.However, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the woman who begun swimming to prevent hip problems acknowledged having been given a number of injections without knowing what they contained. Swimmers weren't given the choice. It has since come to light that doping was widespread in East German sport. Married to the two times East German Olympic champion Roland Matthes, who she has since divorced, KornÚlia Ender gave up swimming after her exploits in Canada to become a paediatrician.