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Steffen DEIBLER
Sport Swimming
NOC Germany   
GenderMen
Born10 Jul 1987
Height1.86 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Hamburg, GER
Languages
English, German
Higher education
Environmental Engineering - Hamburg University of Applied Sciences: Germany
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming with the TG Biberach club in Germany.
Why this sport?
He became interested in the sport after attending a swimming course as a child. "The attraction of swimming for me is the combination of elegance, strength, speed and endurance. When swimming, I train my whole body and a good training session can be very satisfying."
General Interest
Nicknames
Glibschi (steffendeibler.de, 27 Jul 2008)
Most influential person in career
His parents, and coach Petra Wolfram. (Facebook page, 25 Nov 2016)
Hero / Idol
Russian swimmer Alexander Popov, Dutch swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband. (steffendeibler.de, 27 Jul 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you fight you can lose, if you don't fight you have already lost." (deibler.de, 28 Jul 2008)
Famous relatives
His younger brother Markus has represented Germany in swimming. He won gold in the 100m individual medley at the 2014 World Short Course Championships in Doha, Qatar. (SportsDeskOnline, 07 Aug 2017; swimswam.com, 28 Apr 2013)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In November 2016 he announced that he was ending his sporting career. "After many years in the sport, I have made the decision to start a new life. It's time to try other things and have new experiences, free from the rigid swimming calendar and without the pressure of competition. I am proud of what I have achieved." (Facebook page, 25 Nov 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Butterfly 52.14
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
7 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
4 2012 London, ENG 100m Butterfly 51.81 
6 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:33.06
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 100m Freestyle 49.39
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 50m Freestyle 22.67
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly 52.07
7 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:32.16
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:16.01
4 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Butterfly 51.54
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Butterfly 23.28
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:13.77
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:33.97
6 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Butterfly 23.55
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Butterfly 52.55
7 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 100m Freestyle 48.68
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Freestyle 22.07
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Butterfly 50.41
  2014 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle DNS
5 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:30.55
7 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.47
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:09.89
8 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:23.37
3 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Butterfly 22.44
4 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Freestyle 20.97
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Butterfly 51.72
7 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:26.05
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Butterfly 52.01
8 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 23.64
4 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:47.61
4 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:33.92
Semifinal 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.96
Semifinal 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Freestyle 49.54
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Freestyle 22.89
5 2012 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
2 2012 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:34.41
Semifinal 2010 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 52.92
4 2010 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.63
6 2010 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 22.24
  2010 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle DNS
8 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  DSQ
5 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:15.97
5 2006 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:18.21
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Butterfly 50.23
2 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Butterfly 22.41
1 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.32
2 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:33.06
4 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:30.65
25 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Freestyle 48.66
8 2011 Szczecin, POL 50m Butterfly 23.16
4 2011 Szczecin, POL 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:26.55
3 2011 Szczecin, POL 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:34.41
1 2010 Eindhoven, NED 50m Butterfly 22.34
1 2010 Eindhoven, NED 100m Butterfly 49.95
1 2010 Eindhoven, NED 50m Freestyle 20.98
2 2010 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:25.19
1 2010 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:33.40
11 2008 Rijeka, CRO 50m Freestyle 21.60
34 2008 Rijeka, CRO 200m Freestyle 1:47.44
7 2008 Rijeka, CRO 100m Freestyle 47.43
2 2008 Rijeka, CRO 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:33.31
5 2008 Rijeka, CRO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:25.57
7 2007 Debrecen, HUN 100m Freestyle 47.90
5 2007 Debrecen, HUN 50m Freestyle 21.83
18 2007 Debrecen, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.96
3 2007 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:26.46
1 2007 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:34.39
5 2006 Helsinki, FIN 50m Freestyle 21.79
5 2006 Helsinki, FIN 50m Butterfly 23.65
  2006 Helsinki, FIN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  DSQ
2 2005 Trieste, ITA 100m Freestyle 47.43
4 2005 Trieste, ITA 50m Freestyle 21.56
5 2005 Trieste, ITA 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:25.97
1 2005 Trieste, ITA 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:34.83
23 2004 Vienna, AUT 50m Freestyle 22.52
32 2004 Vienna, AUT 100m Freestyle 49.61
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2014   Overall  
3 2014 Beijing, CHN 100m Freestyle 47.51
2 2014 Beijing, CHN 50m Butterfly 22.69
1 2014 Beijing, CHN 100m Butterfly 49.96
2 2014 Beijing, CHN 50m Freestyle 21.34
4 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Butterfly 50.74
3 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle 47.22
4 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 22.84
6 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 21.67
2 2014 Dubai, UAE 100m Freestyle 46.85
5 2014 Dubai, UAE 50m Butterfly 22.70
3 2014 Dubai, UAE 100m Butterfly 49.33
4 2014 Dubai, UAE 50m Freestyle 21.40
2 2014 Moscow, RUS 100m Freestyle 47.18
2 2014 Moscow, RUS 50m Butterfly 22.64
3 2014 Moscow, RUS 100m Butterfly 50.07
2 2014 Moscow, RUS 50m Freestyle 21.61
2 2014 Singapore, SGP 100m Freestyle 47.13
2 2014 Singapore, SGP 50m Butterfly 22.56
2 2014 Singapore, SGP 100m Butterfly 50.10
3 2014 Singapore, SGP 50m Freestyle 21.52
3 2014 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 47.35
3 2014 Tokyo, JPN 50m Butterfly 22.72
2 2014 Tokyo, JPN 100m Butterfly 50.24
4 2014 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 21.58
18 2013   Overall  
3 2013 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 21.04
3 2013 Berlin, GER 100m Freestyle 46.20
2 2013 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 22.14
3 2013 Berlin, GER 100m Butterfly 49.72
  2013 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Medley Relay  DSQ
2 2013 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.35
3 2013 Eindhoven, NED 100m Butterfly 49.38
1 2013 Eindhoven, NED 50m Butterfly 22.17
1 2013 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.38
3 2013 Moscow, RUS 50m Butterfly 22.86
5 2013 Moscow, RUS 100m Butterfly 51.79
6 2012 Berlin, GER 100m Freestyle 48.47
2 2012 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 22.83
5 2012 Berlin, GER 100m Butterfly 52.01
2 2011 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 22.89
12 2010   Overall  
2 2010 Beijing, CHN 100m Freestyle 47.71
2 2010 Beijing, CHN 50m Butterfly 23.01
3 2010 Beijing, CHN 100m Butterfly 51.72
2 2010 Beijing, CHN 50m Freestyle 21.76
1 2010 Berlin, GER 100m Freestyle 46.69
2 2010 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 22.61
2 2010 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 21.26
2 2010 Berlin, GER 100m Butterfly 50.81
2 2010 Moscow, RUS 50m Butterfly 22.96
2 2010 Moscow, RUS 100m Butterfly 51.71
2 2010 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Freestyle 47.18
1 2010 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 50m Butterfly 22.49
1 2010 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Butterfly 50.67
2 2010 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 50m Freestyle 21.23
2 2010 Singapore, SGP 50m Butterfly 22.81
1 2010 Singapore, SGP 100m Butterfly 50.92
1 2010 Singapore, SGP 50m Freestyle 21.41
2 2010 Stockholm, SWE 100m Freestyle 47.26
2 2010 Stockholm, SWE 50m Butterfly 22.83
3 2010 Stockholm, SWE 50m Freestyle 21.50
2 2010 Tokyo, JPN 50m Butterfly 22.64
1 2010 Tokyo, JPN 100m Butterfly 50.43
3 2010 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 21.50
8 2009   Overall  
3 2009 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 20.73
1 2009 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 21.80 WR
2 2009 Berlin, GER 100m Butterfly 49.23
2 2009 Durban, RSA 50m Butterfly 22.40
2 2009 Durban, RSA 200m Freestyle 1:43.71
3 2009 Durban, RSA 50m Freestyle 21.40
3 2008 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 21.47
2 2005/2006 Berlin, GER 100m Freestyle 48.17
2 2005/2006 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 21.72