Franziska Van Almsick

Franziska van Almsick (born 5 April 1978 in East Berlin, Germany) is a German swimmer. She won her first Olympic medals in 1992 at the Barcelona Olympic Games aged fourteen.

Her career begun at the SC Dynamo Berlin. She has the distinction of having the most career Olympic medals without ever winning a gold medal. Over her career, Van Almsick won ten Olympic medals, none of them gold. She ended her career at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004.

In 1993, she was named by Swimming World magazine as the Female World Swimmer of the Year. Her son Don Hugo was born on 7 January 2007.

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German Sportspersonality Of The Year - West Germany and Germany
... Michael Stich Katrin Krabbe 1992 Dieter Baumann Heike Henkel 1993 Henry Maske Franziska van Almsick 1994 Markus Wasmeier Katja Seizinger 1995 Michael Schumacher Franziska van Almsick 1996 Frank ...
European LC Championships 1995 - Swimming - Women's Events
... Gold Silver Bronze 50 m freestyle details Linda Olofsson 25.76 Franziska van Almsick 25.80 Angela Postma 25.86 100 m freestyle details Franziska van Almsick 55.34 ...
Swimming At The 1996 Summer Olympics - Medal Summary - Women's Events
... Event Gold Silver Bronze 50 m freestyle Amy Van Dyken United States (USA) 24.87 Le Jingyi China (CHN) 24.90 Sandra Völker Germany (GER) 25.14 100 m freestyle Le Jingyi China (CHN) 54.50 Sandra Völker ...

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