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Christian DIENER
Sport Swimming
NOC Germany   
GenderMen
Born03 Jun 1993 in Cottbus, GER
Height1.82 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Potsdam, GER
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age five.
Club / Team
Potsdamer SV: Germany
Name of coach
Jorg Hoffmann [personal], GER
General Interest
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (bundesliga.com, 01 Mar 2016)
Injuries
In late 2016 he fractured a metatarsus [foot] bone after crashing into a sandbank while learning to kitesurf. (maz-online.de, 13 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go hard or go home." (fhsmp.de, 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named Cottbusser Athlete of the Year in 2011 and 2014 in a poll organised by a local newspaper in Germany. (psvcottbus-schwimmen.de, 05 Jan 2017)
Famous relatives
His younger sister Eileen Diener has represented Germany in swimming at junior level and competed at the 2010 European Junior Championships in Helsinki, Finland. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Jun 2021; lr-online.de, 19 Apr 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sportbuzzer.de, 29 Oct 2019)
Other information
FIREFIGHTER
He has undergone training as a firefighter and plans to pursue the career after the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sportbuzzer.de, 08 Jul 2020; dsv.de, 03 Dec 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
19 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 1:58.27
7 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Backstroke 1:56.27
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Backstroke 1:57.33
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Backstroke 54.68
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:32.86
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Backstroke 1:57.17
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Backstroke 54.75
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Backstroke 1:50.31
8 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Backstroke 23.49
7 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Backstroke 50.24
7 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:25.54
5 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:31.80
5 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:22.17
6 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.35
5 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Backstroke 50.21
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Backstroke 1:51.89
Semifinal 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Backstroke 23.51
7 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.47
8 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:23.37
8 2012 Istanbul, TUR 200m Backstroke 1:52.48
8 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Backstroke 51.27
Semifinal 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Backstroke 23.86
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Backstroke 1:57.05
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Backstroke 25.13
7 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Backstroke 53.92
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:33.52
2 2014 Berlin, GER 200m Backstroke 1:57.16
4 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Backstroke 54.23
4 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 200m Backstroke 2:01.15
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Backstroke 55.59
Semifinal 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Backstroke 25.51
2 2012 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Backstroke 1:50.05
2 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Backstroke 23.07
2 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Backstroke 49.94
7 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay  DSQ
8 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Backstroke 1:53.41
4 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Backstroke 50.13
8 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Backstroke 23.48
4 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:37.83
5 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:32.38
3 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Backstroke 1:51.40
2 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Backstroke 23.38
4 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Backstroke 50.96
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 2012 Chartres, FRA 200m Backstroke 1:52.47
6 2012 Chartres, FRA 100m Backstroke 51.75
5 2012 Chartres, FRA 50m Backstroke 23.54
3 2012 Chartres, FRA 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:40.10 
8 2012 Chartres, FRA 4 x 50m Medley Relay DSQ
11 2011 Szczecin, POL 200m Backstroke 1:53.45
6 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Backstroke 52.03
4 2011 Szczecin, POL 50m Backstroke 23.75
3 2011 Szczecin, POL 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:34.41
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2021 Berlin, GER 100m Backstroke 50.32
1 2021 Berlin, GER 200m Backstroke 1:51.19
1 2021 Berlin, GER 50m Backstroke 23.29
1 2021 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.17
2 2021 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:32.32
72 2018   Overall Ranking  
3 2018 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 1:50.77
6 2018 Tokyo, JPN 50m Backstroke 23.59
4 2018 Tokyo, JPN 100m Backstroke 51.13
3 2018 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:32.62
7 2017   Overall  
3 2017 Beijing, CHN 200m Backstroke 1:52.32
7 2017 Beijing, CHN 50m Backstroke 23.83
4 2017 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:43.98
4 2017 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:35.32
3 2017 Berlin, GER 200m Backstroke 1:49.30
6 2017 Berlin, GER 100m Backstroke 50.91
4 2017 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.82
1 2017 Doha, QAT 50m Backstroke 23.58
1 2017 Doha, QAT 100m Backstroke 51.00
6 2017 Doha, QAT 100m Individual Medley 53.95
1 2017 Doha, QAT 200m Backstroke 1:50.96
3 2017 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:43.75
2 2017 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:34.04
2 2017 Eindhoven, NED 100m Backstroke 50.32
2 2017 Eindhoven, NED 50m Backstroke 23.31
1 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 100m Backstroke 51.44
7 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 100m Individual Medley 54.41
1 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 200m Backstroke 1:51.25
4 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 50m Backstroke 24.04
4 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:43.22
4 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:34.31
2 2017 Moscow, RUS 50m Backstroke 23.40
3 2017 Moscow, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:42.71
3 2017 Moscow, RUS 200m Backstroke 1:50.37
4 2017 Singapore, SGP 100m Backstroke 50.24
5 2017 Singapore, SGP 50m Backstroke 23.67
6 2017 Singapore, SGP 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:41.98
4 2017 Singapore, SGP 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:33.73
4 2017 Tokyo, JPN 100m Backstroke 50.58
4 2017 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 1:51.02
6 2014   Overall  
5 2014 Beijing, CHN 100m Backstroke 51.95
4 2014 Beijing, CHN 200m Backstroke 1:52.26
1 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Backstroke 50.49
3 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Backstroke 23.52
1 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Backstroke 1:50.20
1 2014 Dubai, UAE 100m Backstroke 50.10
2 2014 Dubai, UAE 50m Backstroke 23.40
1 2014 Dubai, UAE 200m Backstroke 1:49.14
2 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 100m Backstroke 51.77
2 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 50m Backstroke 23.83
3 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 200m Backstroke 1:53.13
1 2014 Moscow, RUS 100m Backstroke 50.31
1 2014 Moscow, RUS 50m Backstroke 23.44
1 2014 Moscow, RUS 200m Backstroke 1:50.96
3 2014 Singapore, SGP 100m Backstroke 50.96
5 2014 Singapore, SGP 50m Backstroke 23.65
2 2014 Singapore, SGP 200m Backstroke 1:51.06
6 2014 Tokyo, JPN 100m Backstroke 51.18
3 2014 Tokyo, JPN 50m Backstroke 23.42
3 2014 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 1:50.45
6 2012 Berlin, GER 50m Backstroke 24.49