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Isabel GOSE
Sport Swimming
NOC Germany   
Born09 May 2002 in Berlin, GER
Height1.82 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Magdeburg, GER
Athlete, Student
English, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She learned to swim at age four, and began taking the sport seriously at age 12 when she moved to a sports boarding school in Potsdam, Germany.
Why this sport?
She was a dancer before taking up horse riding, and then swimming. "Because I fell off the horse so often, I tried swimming."
Club / Team
SC Magdeburg: Germany
Name of coach
Bernd Berkhahn [club, national], GER
Training Regime
She trains up to four hours per day in the pool.
General Interest
Isi (maz-online.de, 04 Dec 2016)
Reading, meeting friends, going to the cinema. (volksstimme.de, 13 Jan 2020; team-tokio-mrn.de, 01 Jan 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I currently have no plan B [outside of swimming]. I hope that I will be able to stay injury-free, because my world would collapse without swimming. I can't do without sport. It's 100% what I want. Of course I want to graduate and study, but the main thing is my sport. It has always been my plan to become a professional athlete." (willy-hellpach-schule.de, 01 Aug 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2018 she was named Female Athlete of the Year in Heidelberg, Germany, in an awards ceremony organised by the City of Heidelberg. (heidelberg.de, 02 Apr 2019)

In 2017 she was named Junior Female Swimmer of the Year by the German Swimming Federation [DSV]. (mirkoseifert.de, 08 Dec 2019)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (volksstimme.de, 02 May 2020)
Other information
In April 2020 she changed clubs from SV Nikar Heidelberg to SC Magdeburg in Germany. She relocated in order to be closer to her family, who live in Osterburg, Germany. "The change is primarily for family reasons. In Heidelberg I was not at peace. I felt a great need to come home again. I know that it is the right decision. I felt very comfortable in Heidelberg, but I could no longer cope with sitting for six hours on the train for a short visit to Osterburg." (volksstimme.de, 02 May 2020; dsv.de, 02 May 2020; swimswam.com, 01 Nov 2020)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2021 Tokyo, JPN 400m Freestyle 4:04.98
11 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Freestyle 1:57.07
9 2021 Tokyo, JPN 800m Freestyle 8:21.79
6 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:53.89
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:55.63
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
41 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Freestyle 2:03.12 
44 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Freestyle 55.76 
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Freestyle 1:58.42
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 400m Freestyle 4:20.12
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:53.76
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Freestyle 1:54.87
2 2019 Glasgow, SCO 400m Freestyle 4:00.01
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2021 Berlin, GER 200m Freestyle 1:55.57
1 2021 Berlin, GER 400m Freestyle 4:00.33
1 2021 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 4:00.57
4 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:55.38
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 800m Freestyle 8:19.62
7 2017 Berlin, GER 400m Freestyle 4:10.01