Franziska van Almsick

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Date of Birth April 5, 1978
Place of Birth Germany
Age 42 years old
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Franziska van Almsick

Franziska van Almsick is a German swimmer. She won her first Olympic medals in 1992 at the Barcelona Olympic Games aged fourteen. Her career began at the SC Dynamo Berlin. She has the distinction of having the most career Olympic medals, ten, without ever winning a gold medal. 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. She has two sons, born in 2006 and 2013. The family's residence is Heidelberg.

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About Franziska van Almsick

Professional swimmer known for having competed at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games at the age of 14. Her final professional performance was at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Before Fame

Her career in swimming began at the SC Dynamo Berlin club. She would walk away from her first Olympic appearances with gold medal victories.

Achievement

She was named Female World Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World magazine in 1993.

Family Life

She is from Germany.

Associations

Both she and Katja Seizinger competed in Olympic events representing Germany.

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