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Dorothea BRANDT
Sport Swimming
NOC Germany   
GenderWomen
Born05 Mar 1984 in Bremervörde, FRG
Height1.79 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Essen, GER
Occupation
Armed Forces, Coach, Student
Languages
German
Higher education
Business, Psychology - Ruhr University Bochum: Germany
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 13 in Hemmoor, Germany.
Why this sport?
She went to her first training session with her friend.
General Interest
Nicknames
Doro (derwesten.de, 14 Jul 2016)
Hero / Idol
Swedish swimmer Therese Alshammar, US swimmer Natalie Coughlin. (schwimm-dm.de, 2016)
Injuries
She struggled with a shoulder injury in the early part of 2017. She underwent surgery in March and recovered in time to compete at the national championships in June 2017. (waz.de, 15 Jun 2017; sg-essen.de, 08 Mar 2017)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Female Swimmer of the Year by the North-Rhine Westphalia Swimming Association in Germany. (swimpool.de, 2016)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She decided to end her swimming career in February 2018 and focus on coaching young athletes. (dosb.de, 18 Sep 2018; westfalen-blatt.de, 16 Feb 2018)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as the athlete spokesperson for the German Swimming Federation [DSV]. (swimpool.de, 22 Nov 2012)

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
She holds coaching degrees in swimming, weightlifting and CrossFit. (Twitter profile, 15 Oct 2018; Instagram, 01 Jan 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 50m Freestyle 24.71
16 2004 Athens, GRE 50m Freestyle 25.83 
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 24.75
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:41.56
8 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Freestyle 24.81
8 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:39.57
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Breaststroke  DNS
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Freestyle 25.06
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 23.77
5 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:30.55
7 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.47
8 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Freestyle 24.21
5 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Breaststroke 30.19
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 30.82
Semifinal 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 24.60
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Breaststroke  DNS
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Freestyle 25.42
  2010 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke DNS
4 2010 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 24.71 
1 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Breaststroke 30.27
Semifinals 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Butterfly 26.77
5 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Freestyle 24.14
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 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:30.65
2 2011 Szczecin, POL 50m Breaststroke 30.17
26 2011 Szczecin, POL 50m Butterfly 27.34
25 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Freestyle 54.93
4 2011 Szczecin, POL 50m Freestyle 24.28
1 2011 Szczecin, POL 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:37.29
9 2011 Szczecin, POL 4 x 50m Medley Relay  DSQ
1 2010 Eindhoven, NED 50m Breaststroke 30.40
4 2010 Eindhoven, NED 50m Freestyle 24.48
2 2010 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:36.83
2 2010 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:47.70
6 2009 Istanbul, TUR 50m Breaststroke 30.19
23 2009 Istanbul, TUR 100m Freestyle 53.97
3 2009 Istanbul, TUR 50m Freestyle 23.74
  2009 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 50m Medley Relay  DSQ
3 2009 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:36.73
11 2008 Rijeka, CRO 50m Freestyle 24.81
3 2008 Rijeka, CRO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:38.06
7 2007 Debrecen, HUN 50m Freestyle 24.56
2 2007 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:36.74
7 2005 Trieste, ITA 50m Freestyle 24.93
3 2005 Trieste, ITA 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:38.90
2 2005 Trieste, ITA 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:47.68
6 2004 Vienna, AUT 50m Freestyle 25.03
2 2004 Vienna, AUT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:38.52
2 2004 Vienna, AUT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:48.52
5 2002 Riesa, GER 50m Freestyle 25.14
3 2002 Riesa, GER 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:39.56
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
16 2013   Overall  
2 2013 Beijing, CHN 50m Breaststroke 30.11
4 2013 Beijing, CHN 50m Freestyle 24.16
8 2013 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 1:07.47
5 2013 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 24.25
4 2013 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 30.35
2 2013 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.35
  2013 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Medley Relay  DSQ
2 2013 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 24.27
4 2013 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 30.54
3 2013 Dubai, UAE 50m Breaststroke 30.37
2 2013 Dubai, UAE 50m Freestyle 24.34
4 2013 Eindhoven, NED 50m Breaststroke 30.11
4 2013 Eindhoven, NED 50m Freestyle 24.03
1 2013 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.38
2 2013 Moscow, RUS 50m Freestyle 24.38
3 2013 Moscow, RUS 50m Breaststroke 30.35
6 2013 Moscow, RUS 50m Butterfly 26.65
5 2013 Singapore, SGP 50m Freestyle 24.57
3 2013 Singapore, SGP 50m Breaststroke 30.39
7 2013 Singapore, SGP 50m Butterfly 26.85
2 2013 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 23.91
3 2013 Tokyo, JPN 50m Breaststroke 30.16
6 2012 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 31.47
3 2011 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 26.35
3 2010 Beijing, CHN 50m Freestyle 24.94
2 2010 Beijing, CHN 100m Freestyle 54.32
2 2010 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 24.28
3 2010 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 30.42
3 2010 Moscow, RUS 50m Freestyle 24.89
3 2010 Singapore, SGP 50m Breaststroke 30.97
3 2010 Stockholm, SWE 50m Freestyle 24.45
2 2010 Stockholm, SWE 50m Breaststroke 30.31
3 2010 Tokyo, JPN 50m Breaststroke 30.85