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Britta Steffen

Full name: Britta Steffen
Gender: Female
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: November 16, 1983 in Schwedt, Brandenburg, Germany
Affiliations: SSV-PCK Schwedt/SG Neukölln
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Britta Steffen is a freestyle swimmer who was twice Olympic and World Champion, and also won nine European titles (four in Long-Course and five in Short-Course). In 2006 and in 2009 she broke the 100 metre freestyle world record and is the current record holder as of January 2012. After the 2004 Olympics, she took one year off from swimming and concentrated on her studies, which she has not yet finished, in economic engineering for the environment and sustainability. In 2011 she left the World Championships ahead of time after a disappointing 16th place in the heats of the 100 metres freestyle, and was harshly criticized by her former teammate Franziska van Almsick and the German media. At the 2006 European Championships there were rumors in the international media about possible doping practices, but she has never failed a doping test. She lives and trains in Berlin. In 2008 she was chosen as German Sportswoman of the Year, placing second in 2006 and 2009.

Results

Women's 50 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T RT L
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Swimming Germany Final 1 OR 24.06 0.80 3
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 24.43 0.78 3
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Swimming Germany Round One Heat Twelve 2 QU 24.90 0.76 5
2012 Summer 28 London Swimming Germany Final 4 24.46 0.71
2012 Summer 28 London Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 2 Q 24.57 0.70
2012 Summer 28 London Swimming Germany Round One Heat Nine 2 Q 24.70 0.75

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T RT L 5dT 5dR 5d-1cT
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Swimming Germany Final 1 OR 53.12 0.78 7
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 53.96 0.79 4
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Swimming Germany Round One Heat Six 2 QU 53.67 0.80 4
2012 Summer 28 London Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 6 54.18 0.71 26.73 8 27.45
2012 Summer 28 London Swimming Germany Round One Heat Six 6 Q 54.42 0.72 26.32 6 28.10

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS RT L 5dT ET ER
2000 Summer 16 Sydney Swimming Germany GER Round One Heat Two 3 QU 3:43.22 55.77 1:50.99
2004 Summer 20 Athina Swimming Germany GER Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:41.19 56.31 1:51.80
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Swimming Germany GER Final 5 OR 3:36.85 53.38 53.38 0.78 5
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Swimming Germany GER Round One Heat One 2 QU 3:37.52 54.16 3:37.52 0.47 5
2012 Summer 28 London Swimming Germany GER Round One Heat Two 4 54.43 0.70 26.66 54.43 2

Women's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
2000 Summer 16 Sydney Swimming Germany GER Round One Heat Two 4 QU 8:06.52 2:02.01 2:02.01

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS RT L 5dT ET ER
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Swimming Germany GER Round One Heat One 4 4:02.53 53.29 4:02.53 0.21 8
2012 Summer 28 London Swimming Germany GER Round One Heat One 4 52.89 0.23 25.55 3:59.95 4
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