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Isabelle HÄRLE
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Germany   
GenderWomen
Born10 Jan 1988 in Bad Saulgau, FRG
Height1.75 m
Weight 64 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Hendrik Feldwehr
Residence
Essen, GER
Occupation
Police Officer
Languages
English, German
Higher education
Health Science - University of Wuppertal: Germany
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1997.
General Interest
Nicknames
Isi (stoerckgymnasium.de, 15 Aug 2011)
Hobbies
Reading, snowboarding, shopping, playing board games. (sg-essen.de, 26 Jun 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. (sg-essen.de, 22 Mar 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Second place is the first loser." (schwimmen-badsaulgau.de, 31 Dec 2008)
Awards and honours
She was named Female Athlete of the Year of North Rhine-Westphalia at the 2014 Felix Awards in Dortmund, Germany. (sg-essen.de, 13 Dec 2014; wdr.de, 12 Dec 2014)

She was named the 2010 and 2011 Athlete of the Year in Heidelberg, Germany. (die-stadtredaktion.de, 23 Mar 2012)
Other sports
She has represented Germany in swimming, ranking 12th in the 1500m freestyle at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Aug 2017)
Famous relatives
Her partner Hendrik Feldwehr represented Germany in swimming at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (waz.de, 15 Jun 2017; focus.de, 28 Jul 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In February 2018 she announced her retirement from competitive swimming, alongside her partner Hendrik Feldwehr. "After years of competitive sports, we now want to say goodbye officially. We were lucky enough to participate in many international and national competitions, to meet great people, make friends and celebrate successes." (swim.de, 05 Feb 2018; Facebook page, 04 Feb 2018)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 1500m Freestyle 16:25.04
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 800m Freestyle 8:36.83
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 1500m Freestyle 16:33.79
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2014 Berlin, GER 1500m Freestyle 16:17.55
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 800m Freestyle 8:43.00
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 400m Freestyle  DNS
8 2010 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 16:24.45
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2011 Szczecin, POL 800m Freestyle 8:25.14
14 2009 Istanbul, TUR 400m Freestyle 4:08.38
4 2009 Istanbul, TUR 800m Freestyle 8:16.58
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2013 Eindhoven, NED 800m Freestyle 8:21.57
3 2009 Moscow, RUS 800m Freestyle 8:30.65
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2015 Kazan, RUS 10km 1:58:30.0
1 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km - Team Time Trial 55:15.4
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km 56:46.2
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km - Team Time Trial 52:54.9
16 2011 Shanghai, CHN 5km 1:00:52.9
3 2011 Shanghai, CHN 5km - Team Time Trial 57:44.2
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
  2016 Hoorn, NED 10km  DSQ
1 2014 Berlin, GER 5 km 57:55.7
3 2014 Berlin, GER 5km - Team Time Trial 56:14.8
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
12 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:58:26.60
3 2016 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 2:00:11.54
3 2015   10km  
7 2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 2:07:50.8
6 2015 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:50:47.05
4 2015 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 2:05:28.00
3 2015 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 2:03:43
10 2015 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 1:48:27.00
7 2014 Cancún, MEX 10km 2:12:43
13 2014 Setúbal, POR 10km 2:05:39.6
13 2013 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 2:03:03.8
8 2013 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 2:10:06.30