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Franziska van Almsick

Full name: Franziska van Almsick
Gender: Female
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: April 5, 1978 in Ost Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: SG Neukölln, Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 4 Silver, 6 Bronze (10 Total)

Biography

Franziska van Almsick is one of the greatest European female swimmers ever. From 1992 through 2004 she won 10 medals at the Olympics as a freestyler, although she did not win an Olympic gold medal. Her medals have come in the 100 and 200 free and the relay events for Germany. Van Almsick was World Champion in the 100 free in 1994, but her greatest successes have come at the European Championships, where in both 1993 and 1995 she won six gold medals at that meet. Her championships at the 1993 Europeans were in the sprint freestyle events (50, 100, 200) and the three relays, while in 1995 she increased her distance a bit, winning over 100, 200, and 400 freestyle, and again anchoring all three German relay teams to victory. Her beauty and swim prowess have brought her great fame in Germany and enabled her to become quite wealthy via endorsements.

Personal Bests: 50 freestyle – 25.40 (1994); 100 freestyle – 54.39 (2002); 200 freestyle – 1:56.64 (2002); 100 butterfly – 59.15 (2002); 200 butterfly – 2:10.58 (2000).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 14 Barcelona Swimming Women's 50 metres Freestyle Germany GER AC r2/2 DQ
1992 Summer 14 Barcelona Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle Germany GER 3 Bronze
1992 Summer 14 Barcelona Swimming Women's 200 metres Freestyle Germany GER 2 Silver
1992 Summer 14 Barcelona Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Germany GER 3 Bronze
1992 Summer 14 Barcelona Swimming Women's 100 metres Butterfly Germany GER 7
1992 Summer 14 Barcelona Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Germany GER 2 Silver
1996 Summer 18 Atlanta Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle Germany GER 5
1996 Summer 18 Atlanta Swimming Women's 200 metres Freestyle Germany GER 2 Silver
1996 Summer 18 Atlanta Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Germany GER 3 Bronze
1996 Summer 18 Atlanta Swimming Women's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Germany GER 2 Silver
1996 Summer 18 Atlanta Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Germany GER 6
2000 Summer 22 Sydney Swimming Women's 200 metres Freestyle Germany GER 11
2000 Summer 22 Sydney Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Germany GER 4
2000 Summer 22 Sydney Swimming Women's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Germany GER 3 Bronze
2000 Summer 22 Sydney Swimming Women's 100 metres Butterfly Germany GER 17 QU
2000 Summer 22 Sydney Swimming Women's 200 metres Butterfly Germany GER 28
2000 Summer 22 Sydney Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Germany GER 4
2004 Summer 26 Athina Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle Germany GER 17 QU
2004 Summer 26 Athina Swimming Women's 200 metres Freestyle Germany GER 5
2004 Summer 26 Athina Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Germany GER 4
2004 Summer 26 Athina Swimming Women's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Germany GER 3 Bronze
2004 Summer 26 Athina Swimming Women's 100 metres Butterfly Germany GER 17 QU
2004 Summer 26 Athina Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Germany GER 3 Bronze

Women's 50 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 14 Barcelona Swimming Germany B Final AC DQ
1992 Summer 14 Barcelona Swimming Germany Round One Heat Seven 3 QC 25.96

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 14 Barcelona Swimming Germany Final 3 54.94
1992 Summer 14 Barcelona Swimming Germany Round One Heat Six 2 QU 55.40
1996 Summer 18 Atlanta Swimming Germany Final 5 55.59
1996 Summer 18 Atlanta Swimming Germany Round One Heat Six 2 QU 55.80
2004 Summer 26 Athina Swimming Germany Round One Heat Six 4 QU 55.57

Women's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 14 Barcelona Swimming Germany Final 2 1:58.00
1992 Summer 14 Barcelona Swimming Germany Round One Heat Three 1 QU 1:57.90
1996 Summer 18 Atlanta Swimming Germany Final 2 1:58.57
1996 Summer 18 Atlanta Swimming Germany Round One Heat Six 1 QU 1:59.40
2000 Summer 22 Sydney Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 2:00.26
2000 Summer 22 Sydney Swimming Germany Round One Heat Five 2 QU 2:00.37
2004 Summer 26 Athina Swimming Germany Final 5 1:58.88
2004 Summer 26 Athina Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 QU 1:59.13
2004 Summer 26 Athina Swimming Germany Round One Heat Six 5 QU 2:00.23

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1992 Summer 14 Barcelona Swimming Germany GER Final 3 3:41.60 54.99 54.99
1996 Summer 18 Atlanta Swimming Germany GER Final 3 3:41.48 54.53 3:41.48
1996 Summer 18 Atlanta Swimming Germany GER Round One Heat Three 2 QU 3:44.17 55.75 3:44.17
2000 Summer 22 Sydney Swimming Germany GER Final 4 3:40.31 55.02 2:45.61
2004 Summer 26 Athina Swimming Germany GER Final 4 3:37.94 54.49 3:37.94

Women's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1996 Summer 18 Atlanta Swimming Germany GER Final 2 8:01.55 1:58.14 1:58.14
1996 Summer 18 Atlanta Swimming Germany GER Round One Heat Three 1 QU 8:08.58 2:00.63 8:08.58
2000 Summer 22 Sydney Swimming Germany GER Final 3 7:58.64 1:59.51 1:59.51
2004 Summer 26 Athina Swimming Germany GER Final 3 7:57.35 1:59.61 1:59.61

Women's 100 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 14 Barcelona Swimming Germany Final 7 1:00.70
1992 Summer 14 Barcelona Swimming Germany Round One Heat Five 1 QU 1:00.02
2000 Summer 22 Sydney Swimming Germany Round One Heat Five 4 QU 59.72
2004 Summer 26 Athina Swimming Germany Round One Heat Five 6 QU 59.53

Women's 200 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
2000 Summer 22 Sydney Swimming Germany Round One Heat Three 8 2:15.68

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1992 Summer 14 Barcelona Swimming Germany GER Final 2 4:05.19 59.08 3:10.12
1996 Summer 18 Atlanta Swimming Germany GER Final 6 4:09.22 1:00.42 3:14.71
1996 Summer 18 Atlanta Swimming Germany GER Round One Heat Three 2 QU 4:08.95 59.71 3:14.05
2000 Summer 22 Sydney Swimming Germany GER Final 4 4:04.33 59.67 3:10.29
2000 Summer 22 Sydney Swimming Germany GER Round One Heat Three 1 QU 4:06.02 59.20 3:11.22
2004 Summer 26 Athina Swimming Germany GER Final 3 4:00.72 58.54 3:06.34
2004 Summer 26 Athina Swimming Germany GER Round One Heat One 2 QU 4:04.16 59.77 3:09.55
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