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GermanyGermany, GER


Further Personal Information

Date of birth
26 February 1986
183 cm
70 kg
Vienna, AUT
Athlete, Police Officer
English, German

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in fourth grade at school when she signed up at the BSV Medizin Marzahn club in Berlin, Germany.
Why this sport?
Her mother often took her to the swimming pool and signed her up for the swimming club. She continued with the sport because she enjoyed it very much.
Club / Team
SC 1911 Wiesbaden: Germany
Name of coach
Henning Lambertz [national], GER; Oliver Grossmann [club]

General Interest

She was due to compete at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, but withdrew because her training was interrupted by health problems. She had been unable to train for four weeks before deciding to withdraw. (, 05 Jun 2013)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She always wants to wear her swimsuit as tight as possible. (, 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
''Always with tranquillity.'' (, 2012)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2010 Police Athlete of the Year in the state of Hesse in Germany. (, 06 Dec 2017)

In 2010 she was presented with the Sportplakette des Landes Hessen [Sports Plaque of the state of Hesse], the highest award in the state. (, 11 Nov 2011)

She was named the 2010 European Police Athlete of the Year. (, 23 Mar 2012)
Other information
In 2016 she decided to relocate to Vienna, Austria, to train with coach Kurt Dittrich. "I am convinced that Kurt can bring me forward again, especially in terms of strength and nutrition. I can work here [in Vienna] in peace. I can concentrate completely undisturbed. I have ideal conditions here. In every sense, I receive the perfect individual care here." (, 27 Apr 2018;, 06 Dec 2017;, 31 Oct 2016)