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Bernhard REITSHAMMER
Sport Swimming
NOC Austria   
GenderMen
Born17 Jun 1994
Height1.89 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Linz, AUT
Occupation
Armed Forces Athlete
Languages
English, German
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
ASV Linz: Austria
Name of coach
Florian Zimmermann [national]
General Interest
Nicknames
Borni (asv-linz.net, 18 Dec 2020)
Hobbies
Watching television. (ooelsv.at, 30 Sep 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games. (Instagram profile, 05 Aug 2020; kleinezeitung.at, 03 Aug 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The action differentiates the goal from the dream." (ooelsv.at, 30 Sep 2018)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He serves as an athlete in the Austrian Armed Forces [Bundesheer] and their Heeressportzentrum [HSZ] sports programme. (meinbezirk.at, 06 Dec 2021; Facebook profile, 01 Dec 2021; bundesheer.at, 01 Dec 2020)

MOVE TO LINZ
In 2016 he left Innsbruck, Austria, and moved to Linz to gain access to better training facilities and prepare for the 2020 Olympic Games. He went on to represent Austria at Tokyo 2020, competing in the 200m individual medley, 100m backstroke, and 100m breaststroke. "It was definitely the right step. It's a different world in Linz. I have a strong training group here. That really pushes me, it's just another level." (kurier.at, 25 Apr 2021; tt.com, 17 Oct 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
32 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Individual Medley 1:59.56
30 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 1:00.41
35 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Backstroke 55.26
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke  DNS
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley  DNS
4 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 26.94
12 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:00.03
7 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:32.80
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Individual Medley  DNS
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Backstroke 54.94
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Breaststroke 27.49
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Backstroke 25.50
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Freestyle 22.91
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Individual Medley 52.16
Semifinal 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Breaststroke 57.68
7 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Breaststroke 26.39
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Individual Medley 52.51
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Backstroke 52.34
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Breaststroke 26.85
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
  2022 Rome, ITA 200m Individual Medley  
8 2022 Rome, ITA 100m Breaststroke 1:00.12
  2022 Rome, ITA 50m Breaststroke  
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 27.44
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 25.29
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley 2:01.40
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke  DNS
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Breaststroke 27.47
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Backstroke 55.06
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Backstroke 25.78
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 22.97
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Freestyle 49.94
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:55.00
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:18.91
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
11 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:31.93
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2021 Kazan, RUS 200m Individual Medley 1:55.17
3 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Individual Medley 51.91
Semifinal 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 26.66
7 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 57.26
5 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:26.25
5 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:34.75
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Backstroke 25.05
Semifinal 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Individual Medley 52.30
Semifinal 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Breaststroke 26.59
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Individual Medley 1:56.56
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Backstroke 51.92
6 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:25.48
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Backstroke  DNS
6 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Individual Medley 53.01
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Breaststroke 27.00
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Freestyle 22.17
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Breaststroke 59.16
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  DSQ
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Breaststroke 27.69
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Individual Medley 55.58
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Freestyle 22.37
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:44.59
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2019 Berlin, GER 200m Backstroke 2:00.60
7 2019 Berlin, GER 50m Backstroke 25.57
8 2019 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 28.00
5 2019 Berlin, GER 100m Backstroke 54.61
6 2019 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:55.42
8 2018 Eindhoven, NED 50m Breaststroke 26.98
6 2018 Eindhoven, NED 100m Individual Medley 52.83
7 2017 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:43.34
7 2017 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:33.14
6 2017 Eindhoven, NED 100m Individual Medley 53.30
4 2017 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:44.37
6 2014 Dubai, UAE 200m Backstroke 1:58.56
1 2014 Dubai, UAE 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:46.03