|Full name||Christian David Sprenger|
19 December 1985 |
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||91.1 kg (201 lb)|
|Club||Commercial Swimming Club|
At the 2008 Australian Swimming Championships he qualified in the 100 m and the 200 m breaststroke, placing second in both events to qualify for the Olympics in Beijing. He failed to make the finals in either event but picked up a silver after swimming in the heats of the medley relay. Later on in the year he won nine individual FINA World Cup races during the 2008 series. He also won seven silvers and three bronze.
Sprenger had his first individual success at global level in 2009, breaking Kosuke Kitajima's world record in the semifinals of the 200m breaststroke, and took taking two bronze medals at the World Championships in Rome.
He had more international success in 2010, as he captured a silver in the 100 m breaststroke at the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships and a bronze in the medley relay. Along with 3 medals at the Commonwealth games.
A career highlight, Sprenger won silver in the 100 m breaststroke at the 2012 London Olympics with a new personal best of 58.93. In the Semi-Final Sprenger committed an illegal fly kick in his final stroke into the wall but due to FINA not permitting underwater cameras for judging he was not disqualified and allowed to swim in the final
At the 2013 World Aquatics, Sprenger captured gold in the 100m breaststroke in a new personal best time. He also collected silver in the 50m breaststroke.
Career Best Times
Sprenger has broken 2 world records in his career
- "Results – Tuesday 5 October". BBC Sport. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-05.
- "Christian Sprenger". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2006-11-17.
|World Record Holder
Men's 200 Breaststroke
30 July 2009– 1 August 2012
|World Record Holder
Men's 200 Breaststroke (25m)
10 August 2009– 13 December 2009
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