Christian Sprenger

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Christian Sprenger
Christian Sprenger - Craig Franklin.jpg
Personal information
Full name Christian David Sprenger
Nationality  Australia
Born (1985-12-19) 19 December 1985 (age 28)
Brisbane, Queensland
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 92 kg (203 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Breaststroke
Club Commercial Swimming Club

Christian David Sprenger[1] (born 19 December 1985) is an Australian breaststroke swimmer. He trains at the Commercial Swimming Club under Simon Cusack

Swimming career[edit]

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.[2] 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.

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.

Personal life[edit]

Sprenger is of German descent. His cousin Nicholas Sprenger is a freestyler who represented Australia at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.

Career Best Times[edit]

Sprenger has broken 2 world records in his career

Event Time Record Meet
Long Course
50 m breaststroke 26.74 AUS Record Holder 2014 Australian Championships
100 m breaststroke 58.79 Former AUS Record Holder 2013 World Championships
200 m breaststroke 2:07.31 Former WR Holder 2009 World Championships
Event Time Record Meet
Short Course
50 m breaststroke 26.24 AUS Record Holder 2013 FINA Swimming World Cup
100 m breaststroke 57.14 AUS Record Holder 2013 FINA Swimming World Cup
200 m breaststroke 2:01.98 Former WR Holder 2009 Australian Championships

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results – Tuesday 5 October". BBC Sport. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Christian Sprenger". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2006-11-17. 

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
Kosuke Kitajima
World Record Holder
Men's 200 Breaststroke

30 July 2009– 1 August 2012
Succeeded by
Dániel Gyurta
Preceded by
Ed Moses
World Record Holder
Men's 200 Breaststroke (25m)

10 August 2009– 13 December 2009
Succeeded by
Dániel Gyurta