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Franziska
Hentke
GermanyGermany, GER
Female
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
04 June 1989
Height
172 cm
Residence
Magdeburg, GER
Occupation
Armed Forces, Athlete
Languages
English, German

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 1996.
Club / Team
SC Magdeburg: Germany
Name of coach
Bernd Berkhahn [club], GER; Henning Lambertz [national], GER
Training Regime
She swims 70 kilometres per week in training.

General Interest

Nicknames
Franzi (Twitter profile, 05 Aug 2018)
Hobbies
Going to cinema with friends, reading. (inter-vista.de, 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 200m butterfly at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (Facebook page, 29 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Bernd Berkhahn. (welt.de, 28 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
German swimmer Franziska van Almsick. (swp.de, 07 Aug 2015)
Injuries
She sustained a foot ligament injury during the podium ceremony of the 200m butterfly event at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (sport1.de, 29 Jul 2017)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She always steps on the starting block from the right side. (schwimm-dm.de, 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"A person who fights can lose. A person who doesn't fight has already lost." (scm-schwimmen.de, 05 Jun 2013)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2017 Sportswoman of the Year of the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. (mdr.de, 08 Dec 2017)

She was chosen as the 2017 Sportswoman of the Year in Magdeburg, Germany. (volksstimme.de, 30 Nov 2017)

In 2017 she was presented with the Ehrennadel [Badge of Honour] in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany. (mz-web.de, 22 May 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (welt.de, 28 Jul 2017)