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Christian REICHERT
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Germany   
GenderMen
Born07 Feb 1985 in Würzburg, FRG
Height1.88 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Nadine, daughters Mia-Sophie, Leni [2018]
Residence
Wiesbaden, GER
Occupation
Police Athlete
Languages
German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age eight in Wurzburg, Germany.
Club / Team
SC Wiesbaden 1911: Germany
General Interest
Hobbies
Wakeboarding, snowboarding. (reichert-swimming.de, 11 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I am not in this world to be like other people want me to be." (reichert-swimming.de, 11 Aug 2018)
Other sports
He represented Germany in swimming at the 2003 European Junior Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Aug 2017)
Famous relatives
His wife Nadine Reichert has competed in open water swimming for Germany. She won bronze in the 10km at the 2011 European Championships in Eilat, Israel. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Aug 2017; reichert-swimming.de, 13 Jun 2016)
Other information
AGE ADVANTAGE
He says that being older than most of the competition can be an advantage in open water swimming and that he has no plans to retire as long as he is fit enough to swim. "I'm not young anymore. In training you have to be smart because you need longer to recover. On the other hand, of course, you have more experience and, in open water, tactics are very important. As long as I stay healthy, I'll do it. From year to year I will see what's possible." (wiesbadener-kurier.de, 10 Feb 2018)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
12 2017 Budapest, HUN 10km 1:52:29.3
18 2015 Kazan, RUS 10km 1:50:46.4
1 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km - Team Time Trial 55:15.4
9 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10km 1:49:26.8
  2013 Barcelona, ESP 25km  DNF
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km - Team Time Trial 52:54.9
27 2009 Rome, ITA 10km 1:54:09.9
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
  2014 Berlin, GER 25km  DSQ
11 2014 Berlin, GER 10km 1:50:09.3
7 2012 Piombino, ITA 10km 1:57:57.8
9 2012 Piombino, ITA 5 km 55:42.1
13 2011 Eilat, ISR 10km 1:53:34.6
4 2010 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:54:31.0
7 2010 Balatonfüred, HUN 5 km 59:42.8
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
72 2019   10km  
  2019 Beau Vallon, SEY 10km  DNF
11 2019 Doha, QAT 10km 1:52:33.9
11 2018   10km  
14 2018 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:53:36.7
9 2018 Beau Vallon, SEY 10km 1:49:49.00
11 2018 Doha, QAT 10km 1:53:07.8
1 2018 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 1:56:52.5
11 2018 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 1:56:43.20
7 2017   10km  
13 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:46:07.6
5 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:53:13.6
6 2017 Lac St. Jean, QC, CAN 10km 1:56:19.0
7 2017 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 1:58:28.22
21 2017 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 1:32:02.4
8 2017 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:30:08.19
6 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:47:48.40
12 2016 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:50:48.21
8 2016 Lac St. Jean, QC, CAN 10km 1:57.45
15 2016 Viedma, ARG 10km 1:56:30
1 2015   10km  
3 2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:57:53.6
5 2015 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:41:48.70
1 2015 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:56:07.4
4 2015 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 2:09:00.7
4 2015 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 1:53:12
10 2015 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 1:42:17.00
2 2015 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:54:47.10
7 2015 Viedma, ARG 10km 1:55:23.90
2 2014   10km  
7 2014 Cancún, MEX 10km 1:56:50
1 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:56:12.4
3 2014 Lac St. Jean, QC, CAN 10km 1:56:53.1
4 2014 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 1:53:02.80
4 2014 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:52:08.3
4 2013   10km  
11 2013 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:54:05.0
9 2013 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 1:56:54.40
2 2012   10km  
4 2012 Cancún, MEX 10km 1:57:21.12
6 2012 Eilat, ISR 10km 1:52:38.85
3 2012 Lac St. Jean, QC, CAN 10km 1:56:09
2 2012 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 1:59:40.59
8 2012 Santos, BRA 10km 2:11:49.34
7 2012 Shantou, CHN 10km 1:50:54.06
6 2012 Viedma, ARG 10km 1:55:41
2 2011   10km  
8 2011 Cancún, MEX 10km 1:54:29
2 2011 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:58:16.90
3 2011 Lac St. Jean, QC, CAN 10km 2:05:28.57
6 2011 Santos, BRA 10km 2:06:17.89
7 2011 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:40:40.3
8 2011 Shantou, CHN 10km 1:54:33.62
7 2010 Santos, BRA 10km 2:14:17.31
8 2010 Viedma, ARG 10km 1:51:05
5 2009   10km  
5 2009 Copenhagen, DEN 10km 1:57:46
2 2009 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:58:24.3
6 2009 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 1:55:38.81
2 2009 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:34:18.00
5 2009 Shantou, CHN 10km 2:03:19.55
72 2007   10km