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Niklas FRACH
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Germany   
GenderMen
Born06 Feb 1998
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, German
Higher education
Teaching - University of Giessen: Germany
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
"Personally, I prefer to be out and about in open water. There's more action there. In the pool you mostly have to compete against yourself, so the competition in open water appeals to me more. However, I don't want to neglect the pool completely."
Club / Team
SV Gelnhausen: Germany
Name of coach
Robin Rausche [club]
General Interest
Injuries
He missed around eight weeks of training in total due to illness in October 2020 and a knee injury he sustained while cross-country skiing in January 2021. (gnz.de, 16 Mar 2021; vorsprung-online.de, 28 Apr 2021)
Awards and honours
He was named Sportsman of the Year for 2017 by the TV Wetzlar club in Germany. (mittelhessen.de, 20 Feb 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in swimming at national level in Germany. (swim.taken-by-mat.de, 14 Jun 2018)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2022 Budapest, HUN 10km 1:51:45.8
13 2022 Budapest, HUN 5km 55:25.5
18 2019 Gwangju, KOR 5km 53:41.8
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
13 2021 Budakalász, HUN 25km 4:46:43.6
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
  2022   10km  
18 2022 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:56:51.20
3 2021   10km  
8 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:48:29.9
3 2021 Eilat, ISR 10km 1:49:16.7
2 2021 Ohrid, MKD 10km 1:54:56.7
  2020   10km  
13 2020 Doha, QAT 10km 1:50:06.9
34 2019   10km  
6 2019 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:50:25.6
27 2019 Doha, QAT 10km 1:52:50.1
24 2018 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:53:44.9