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Philip
Heintz
GermanyGermany, GER
Male
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
21 February 1991
Family
Partner Nina Kost
Residence
Heidelberg, GER
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, German

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He had his first competitive race in 1998.
Club / Team
SV Nikar Heidelberg: Germany
Name of coach
Michael Spikermann [club]; Henning Lambertz [national], GER
Training Regime
He swims between five and six kilometres each training session.

General Interest

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. (rnz.de, 18 Jul 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
He was named Athlete of the Year in Heidelberg, Germany, in both 2015 and 2017. (rnz.de, 16 Mar 2018; sv-nikar.de, 23 Apr 2016)

He was named the 2013 Athlete of the Year in Mannheim, Germany. (morgenweb.de, 08 Aug 2014)
Other sports
His partner Nina Kost has represented Switzerland in swimming, and competed at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (ecs.sportschau.de, 04 Aug 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 09 Aug 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (augsburger-allgemeine.de, 16 Jun 2017)