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Benjamin STARKE
Sport Swimming
NOC Germany   
GenderMen
Born25 Nov 1986 in Cottbus, GDR
Height1.89 m
Weight 81 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Berlin, GER
Languages
German
General Interest
Nicknames
Ben (Facebook profile, 15 Jan 2015)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer and actor Johnny Weissmuller.
(benjaminstarke.de, 01 Nov 2011)
Injuries
He has had shoulder problems since 2008 which forced him to change his backstroke technique. (swim.de, 14 Jun 2011)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from competitive swimming in 2013. (psvcottbus-schwimmen.de, 09 Oct 2014)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
14 2012 London, ENG 100m Butterfly 52.40
6 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:13.52
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 100m Butterfly 53.50
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Butterfly 52.18
7 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:15.01
3 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:32.60
4 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:08.32
Semifinal 2009 Rome, ITA 100m Butterfly 51.31
2 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:28.58
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 200m Butterfly 2:01.01
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 50m Butterfly 24.25
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
Heat 2005 Montreal, CAN 200m Butterfly 2:00.40
7 2005 Montreal, CAN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:17.52
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Butterfly 51.55
4 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 6:54.12
7 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:26.05
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2008 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
7 2006 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:18.61
7 2006 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:39.33
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2010 Eindhoven, NED 200m Freestyle 1:44.97
4 2010 Eindhoven, NED 100m Butterfly 50.93
1 2010 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
7 2005 Trieste, ITA 200m Freestyle 1:46.19
7 2005 Trieste, ITA 200m Butterfly 1:54.60
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2010 Berlin, GER 200m Freestyle 1:44.65
3 2003/2004 New York, NY, USA 200m Butterfly 1:57.48