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Sascha KLEIN
Sport Diving
NOC Germany   
GenderMen
Born12 Sep 1985 in Eschweiler, FRG
Height1.73 m
Weight 71 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Franziska, son Oskar Leopold [2016]
Residence
Aachen, GER
Occupation
Serves in the Army
Languages
English, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began diving in 1993 at age eight in Aachen, Germany.
Why this sport?
A friend of his took him to a training session. He likes the sport's athleticism and the combination of physical and mental power that is required.
International Debut
Year
1999
Competing for
Germany
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, snowboarding, socialising with friends. (Facebook page, 18 Apr 2017; emrostock2015.com, 07 Jun 2015)
Hero / Idol
Russian diver Dmitri Sautin, German divers Jan Hempel and Heiko Meyer. (Athlete, 23 Feb 2007)
Injuries
He had problems with his triceps in 2013. (welt.de, 19 Aug 2016)

He was troubled by an elbow injury at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (welt.de, 19 Aug 2016)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He has a small sheep as a lucky charm which his wife gave to him. (dresden.de, 01 Jul 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You can do more than you think, if you want to." (Athlete, 23 Feb 2007)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from the sport after winning a bronze medal at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. He would like to stay involved in the sport as a coach or start pedagogy studies and work with children. "I thought about ending my career in Rio, but I was not satisfied with my fourth place. I want to thank Patrick [Hausding] for all the beautiful years. I am proud of us, but on the other hand I am also sad, because I will miss a few things. (tagesspiegel.de, 17 Jul 2017; sport1.de, 17 Jul 2017; deutschlandfunk.de, 22 Jul 2017; berliner-kurier.de, 18 Jul 2017; aachener-zeitung.de, 28 Jul 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
9 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Platform 424.15
4 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Platform Synchro  
10 2012 London, ENG 10m Platform 496.30
7 2012 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 446.07
Semifinal 2008 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 382.85
6 2008 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 402.84
2 2008 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 450.42
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2017 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform Synchro 440.82
11 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 445.55
6 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 431.34
3 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10m Platform 508.55
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 461.46
3 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10m Platform 534.50
2 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 443.01
7 2009 Rome, ITA 10m Platform 478.90
4 2009 Rome, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 455.76
Semi Final 2007 Melbourne, AUS 10m Platform 395.60
7 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 10m Platform Synchro 404.10
Preliminary Round 2005 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform 373.50
12 2005 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 285.83
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
  2016 Rostock, GER 10m Platform  DNS
  2016 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro  DNS
  2016 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro  DNS
1 2015 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 10m Platform Synchro 430.62
3 2015 León, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 364.89
1 2015 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 524.20
1 2015 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 451.26
17 2014   3m Springboard  
20 2014   10m Platform  
3 2014 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 478.25
4 2014 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 485.55
2 2014 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 442.74
16 2013   3m Springboard  
5 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard 410.95
17 2012   3m Springboard  
15 2011   10m Platform  
2 2011 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 558.05
14 2011 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 406.35
4 2011 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 396.93 DSQ
3 2011 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 406.65
7 2010 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard 425.80
3 2010 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 407.94
3 2010 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 451.14
1 2010 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 490.80
4 2010 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 491.60
3 2010 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 420.84
2 2010 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 432.30
12 2009   10m Platform  
2 2009 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 552.15
13 2009 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 407.75
1 2009 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 444.12
3 2008   10m Platform  
3 2008 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 467.90
7 2008 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform 439.25
3 2008 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 422.16
1 2008 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 535.80
1 2008 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 476.64
2 2008 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 405.09
11 2007   10m Platform  
4 2007 Rome, ITA 10m Platform 486.45
5 2007 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 435.70
6 2007 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 397.02
11 2006   10m Platform  
4 2006 Elektrostal, RUS 10m Platform 414.20
8 2006 Elektrostal, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 79.20
4 2006 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 402.84
6 2006 Victoria, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 364.98
7 2006 Zhuhai, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 347.88
17 2005   10m Platform  
7 2005 Elektrostal, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 295.04
5 2005 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 277.80
4 2005 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 331.65
6 2005 The Woodlands, TX, USA 10m Platform 418.14
5 2005 The Woodlands, TX, USA 10m Platform Synchro 314.19
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2016 London, ENG 10m Platform 478.10
1 2016 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 445.26
1 2015 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 458.10
3 2014 Berlin, GER 10m Platform 530.90
1 2014 Berlin, GER 10m Platform Synchro 461.46
3 2014 Berlin, GER Team Event 390.95
6 2013 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 419.50
2 2013 Rostock, GER Team Event 384.00
Final 2013 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 463.20
7 2012 Eindhoven, NED 3m Springboard 439.95
Final 2012 Eindhoven, NED 10m Platform Synchro 463.08
4 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team Event 378.35
1 2011 Turin, ITA 10m Platform 515.05
Final 2011 Turin, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 467.16
1 2010 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform 534.85
5 2010 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard 431.10
1 2010 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform Synchro 478.11
Final 2009 Turin, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 474.06
2 2008 Eindhoven, NED 10m Platform 487.60
1 2008 Eindhoven, NED 10m Platform Synchro 453.24
Preliminary Round 2006 Budapest, HUN 1m Springboard 330.35
4 2006 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform 427.75
2 2006 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform Synchro 447.96
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2017 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 419.10
2 2017 Guangzhou, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 437.94
2 2017 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 408.54
2 2017 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 430.68
9 2015   10m Platform  
3 2015 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 522.40
2 2015 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 410.28
6 2015 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform 512.15
3 2015 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 415.20
3 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 433.02
2 2015 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 427.02
11 2015 Mérida, MEX 10m Platform 357.10
2 2015 Mérida, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 439.32
3 2015 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 430.92
5 2014   10m Platform  
7 2014 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 482.60
2 2014 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 422.70
6 2014 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform 477.30
2 2014 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 437.76
7 2014 London, ENG 10m Platform 526.70
3 2014 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 425.82
6 2014 Monterrey, MEX 10m Platform 512.75
3 2014 Monterrey, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 420.78
4 2014 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform 523.15
5 2014 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 414.66
3 2014 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform 496.20
2 2014 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 437.70
3 2012   10m Platform  
2 2012   10m Platform Synchro  
5 2012 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 511.15
3 2012 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 431.64
5 2012 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 410.85
6 2012 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform 479.35
5 2012 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform 490.60
1 2012 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 449.70
3 2012 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform 525.90
6 2012 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 416.37
4 2011 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 512.85
2 2011 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 459.90
6 2011 Guanajuato, MEX 10m Platform 503.90
4 2011 Guanajuato, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 412.98
2 2011 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform 512.05
2 2011 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 439.11
5 2011 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform 498.40
3 2011 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 427.59
3 2010 Qingdao, CHN 10m Platform 531.50
2 2010 Qingdao, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 442.56
4 2010 Veracruz, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 414.48
2 2010 Veracruz, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 434.31
11 2009   3m Springboard  
4 2009   3m Springboard Synchro  
1 2009   10m Platform Synchro  
10 2009   3m Springboard Synchro  
3 2009 Changzhou, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 459.72
3 2009 Changzhou, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 437.55
2 2009 Doha, QAT 10m Platform Synchro 445.20
4 2009 Doha, QAT 3m Springboard Synchro 403.44
2 2009 Mexico City, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 437.70
5 2009 Sheffield, ENG 3m Springboard 442.85
3 2009 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 437.10