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Further Personal Information

Date of birth
21 February 1991
Heidelberg, GER
English, German

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He had his first competitive race in 1998 with the PSV Mannheim club in Germany.
Club / Team
SV Nikar Heidelberg: Germany
Name of coach
Michael Spiekermann

General Interest

Cooking. (, 31 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 200m medley and silver in the 400m medley at the 2017 Short Course Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Facebook page, 16 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
German swimmer Marco Koch. (, 18 Jul 2018)
He pulled out of the 400m individual medley final at 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea, because of a hip injury. (, 28 Jul 2019)

A shoulder injury ruled him out of selection for the 2018 World Short Course Championships in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China. (, 23 Nov 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
''No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.'' (Facebook page, 28 Oct 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2019 he was named Athlete of the Year in Heidelberg, Germany. He also won the award in 2015 and 2017. (, 02 Apr 2019;, 16 Mar 2018;, 23 Apr 2016)

He was named the 2013 Athlete of the Year in Mannheim, Germany. (, 08 Aug 2014)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (, 16 Jun 2017)