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Further Personal Information

Date of birth
27 May 1989
193 cm
Partner Ellen Olsson
Saarbrücken, GER
Athlete, Police Officer
English, German
Higher education
Police Studies - College of Administration and Legal Affairs: Berlin, GER

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 1999 with the SG Remscheid club in Germany.
Why this sport?
He took up swimming because of his brother.
Club / Team
SSG Saar Max Ritter: Saarbrücken, GER
Name of coach
Felix Weins [national]
Training Regime
He trains six days a week.

General Interest

Filde (, 13 Nov 2018)
Playing video games, cycling. (, 18 Jul 2018)
In 2014 he suffered a pectoral muscle injury. (, 16 Dec 2014)

In November 2013 he had a viral infection and was unable to compete at the German short course championships in Wuppertal, Germany. (, 22 Nov 2013)

In 2013 he was not able complete his full training programme for four months due to illness and injuries. (, 01 Jul 2013)

His training was disrupted ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games in London due to illness and chest muscle injuries. (, 24 Apr 2013)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2012 Swimmer of the Year in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. (, 2012)

In 2011 and 2012 he was named Police Athlete of the Year in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. (Facebook page, 14 Apr 2015)

He was named the Youth Swimmer of the 2006/07 season in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. (Facebook page, 29 Jul 2018)
Famous relatives
His partner Ellen Olsson has represented Sweden in open water swimming, and competed at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (SportsDeskOnline, 15 Aug 2018; Facebook page, 29 Jul 2018; Ellen Olsson Facebook page, 05 Aug 2017)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (, 18 Jul 2018)
Other information
He plans to retire from the sport after competing at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "I notice that the training is getting harder every year. There is a life after sport, and I'm looking forward to it." (, 18 Jul 2018)