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Helena BACH
Sport Swimming
NOC Denmark   
Born12 Jun 2000
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Other names
Helena Rosendahl Bach
Aalborg, DEN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She was put in a swimming pool for the first time at age six months. She began swimming regularly at age six.
Club / Team
Aalborg Svommeclub: Denmark
Name of coach
Stefan Hansen [national]
Training Regime
She trains for 20 hours a week.
General Interest
Shopping. (holstebroelitesport.dk, 01 Jul 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games. (tvmidtvest.dk, 09 Apr 2021)
Hero / Idol
Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, Danish swimmer Pernille Blume, US swimmer Michael Phelps, Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu. (holstebroelitesport.dk, 01 Jul 2021)
To finish on the podium at the Olympic Games and world championships. (holstebroelitesport.dk, 01 Jul 2021)
Other information
In 2021 she graduated from high school. She attended a school in Holstebro, Denmark, which offers flexible conditions making it possible for students to combine education and elite sport. She completed her programme in four years, instead of the customary three. "The fact that I have been able to take my education over four years has made my everyday life less stressful. Now four years of wear and tear are over and today is party time that I have been really looking forward to. It's so cool to be done. Now I can have full focus on swimming, so it will be nice that I only have to concentrate on that." (holstebro.dk, 21 Jun 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
25 2021 Tokyo, JPN 1500m Freestyle 16:29.56
12 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Butterfly 2:10.05
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 4:13.36
7 2022 Budapest, HUN 200m Butterfly 2:08.12
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2022 Rome, ITA 200m Butterfly 2:07.30
12 2022 Rome, ITA 100m Butterfly 58.80
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle  DNS
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 4:11.79
4 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Butterfly 2:08.89
5 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 8:01.33
5 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:35.81
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 1500m Freestyle 16:48.05
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 800m Freestyle 8:42.46
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 400m Freestyle 4:15.71
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Butterfly 2:13.14
7 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 8:04.43
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly 58.81
2 2021 Kazan, RUS 200m Butterfly 2:05.02
8 2021 Kazan, RUS 400m Freestyle 4:05.56
5 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Butterfly 2:06.12
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 800m Freestyle 8:27.39
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Freestyle 1:56.34
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 400m Freestyle 4:05.77
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 800m Freestyle 8:40.14
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 400m Freestyle 4:12.18
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2019 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 2:02.69
7 2019 Budapest, HUN 400m Individual Medley 4:53.81
5 2019 Budapest, HUN 200m Butterfly 2:11.31
8 2019 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 1:01.05
7 2019 Budapest, HUN 800m Freestyle 8:46.51