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Jacob HEIDTMANN
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Germany   
GenderMen
Born06 Nov 1994 in Pinneberg, GER
Height1.96 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Hamburg, GER
Occupation
Armed Forces Athlete
Languages
English, German
Higher education
Political Science - University of Hamburg: Germany
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
"I was a hyperactive child, so my mother sent me to swimming."
Club / Team
ST Stadtwerke Elmshorn: Germany
General Interest
Hobbies
Football, politics. (Twitter profile, 19 May 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing in the final of the 4x200m relay at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (ndr.de, 20 Nov 2021)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan. (teamdeutschland.de, 01 Jan 2019)
Injuries
He was unable to compete in July 2014 due to illness. (mirkoseifert.de, 22 Apr 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It doesn't matter how many hours you do something, what matters is what you do in those hours." (aqua-free.com, 01 Jan 2021)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2018 Schleswig-Holstein Sportsman of the Year in Germany. (shsv.de, 20 Dec 2018)

He was named the 2015 Sportsman of the Year by the Pinneberger Tageblatt and Elmshorner Nachrichten newspapers. (mirkoseifert.de, 22 Apr 2016)
Other information
TIME ABROAD
In 2019 he moved to San Diego, CA, United States of America, in order to prepare for the 2020 Olympic Games. "For me, everything was designed so that the Olympic Games would take place in 2020. I put everything on one card and took a financial risk in order to prepare myself as well as possible for the Games. In the spring of 2021 I definitely noticed how long this Olympic cycle is." (ndr.de, 20 Nov 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
19 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Freestyle 1:46.73
23 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Individual Medley 1:58.80
12 2021 Tokyo, JPN 400m Individual Medley 4:12.09
7 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:06.51
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 400m Individual Medley  DSQ
6 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Freestyle 1:47.38
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:07.65
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 400m Individual Medley 4:17.68
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:11.03
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 400m Individual Medley 4:12.08
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:09.01
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2018 Glasgow, SCO 400m Individual Medley 4:16.29
8 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Freestyle 1:47.26
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:28.43
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:09.31
6 2014 Berlin, GER 400m Individual Medley 4:18.10
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 400m Individual Medley 4:08.56 
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Individual Medley 1:57.96
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Freestyle 49.24
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
11 2013 Herning, DEN 1500m Freestyle 14:55.24
8 2013 Herning, DEN 400m Individual Medley 4:10.65
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Freestyle 1:47.81
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2017 Beijing, CHN 400m Individual Medley 4:12.01
4 2017 Berlin, GER 400m Individual Medley 4:07.20
8 2017 Singapore, SGP 400m Freestyle 3:47.01