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Caroline RUHNAU
Sport Swimming
NOC Germany   
GenderWomen
Born16 Oct 1984 in Münster, FRG
Height1.75 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Marketing
Languages
English, German
Higher education
Sports Marketing - Ruhr University Bochum: Germany
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
SG Essen: Germany
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading. (sg-essen.de, 14 Oct 2013)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2011 and 2012 Female Swimmer of the Year by the North Rhine-Westphalia Swimming Association in Germany. (swimpool.de, 2016)

She was named the 2000 and 2009 Sportswoman of the Year in Munster, Germany. (westline.de, 10 Feb 2010; wn.de, 22 Oct 2009)
Famous relatives
Her younger sister Alice has competed in swimming at an elite level. (wn.de, 10 Apr 2015)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works as an assistant in visual merchandising and point of sale management. (xing.com, 2018)

RETIREMENT
She has officially retired from the sport but made a temporary comeback in December 2017 to represent the SG Essen club in the 10x100m freestyle relay at the PSV Stutenkerl-Schwimmfest in Germany. (sg-essen.de, 23 Dec 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
22 2012 London, ENG 100m Breaststroke 1:08.43
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Breaststroke  DNS
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Breaststroke 1:08.62
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Breaststroke 31.73
8 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:01.81
Semifinal 2009 Rome, ITA 200m Breaststroke 2:25.36
Semifinal 2009 Rome, ITA 100m Breaststroke 1:07.60
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Breaststroke 31.32
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
19 2012 Istanbul, TUR 200m Breaststroke 2:24.66 
8 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:56.85
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 31.79
3 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Breaststroke 31.35
4 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:07.95
Semifinal 2012 Debrecen, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:29.47
1 2012 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
6 2010 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 31.84 
6 2010 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:08.68
3 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:03.22
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Breaststroke 30.66
Semifinal 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Breaststroke 1:06.97
6 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:47.53
5 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
Semifinals 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Breaststroke 30.76
10 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Breaststroke 2:24.92
Semifinals 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Breaststroke 1:06.41
1 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.32
6 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:47.69
4 2010 Eindhoven, NED 100m Breaststroke 1:06.93
5 2010 Eindhoven, NED 50m Breaststroke 30.88
2 2010 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
22 2009 Istanbul, TUR 50m Breaststroke 30.44
1 2009 Istanbul, TUR 100m Breaststroke 1:04.84
5 2009 Istanbul, TUR 200m Breaststroke 2:20.41
25 2008 Rijeka, CRO 200m Breaststroke 2:29.56
33 2008 Rijeka, CRO 100m Breaststroke 1:09.60
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2013 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 1:05.77
3 2013 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 30.14
8 2013 Eindhoven, NED 100m Breaststroke 1:06.57
7 2013 Eindhoven, NED 50m Breaststroke 30.53
6 2012 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 1:08.23
5 2012 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 31.38
3 2009 Durban, RSA 100m Breaststroke 1:06.06
3 2009 Durban, RSA 50m Breaststroke 31.01
3 2009 Durban, RSA 200m Breaststroke 2:23.11
3 2000/2001 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Breaststroke 2:33.34
3 2000 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Breaststroke 2:33.34