Fabian Hambüchen

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Fabian Hambüchen
— Gymnast —
Fabian Hambüchen stiftet Objekte für das Deutsche Sport & Olympia Museum-4914.jpg
Fabian Hambüchen in 2013
Personal information
Nickname(s) Fabi
Country represented  Germany
Born (1987-10-25) 25 October 1987 (age 26)
Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
Residence Wetzlar, Germany
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Discipline Artistic gymnastics
Level Senior International
Club TSG Niedergirmes, Wetzlar; KTV Straubenhardt , Straubenhardt
Head coach(es) Wolfgang Hambüchen

Fabian Hambüchen (born 25 October 1987) is a German gymnast. He lives in Wetzlar.

Hambüchen was the youngest German athlete at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and finished seventh in the horizontal bar and eighth in the team competition. So far in his career, he has won nine medals at World championships and eleven at European Championships. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, he won the bronze medal in the horizontal bar.[1]

In 2007 he was named the German Sportspersonality of the Year.

Hambüchen had to pull out of the 2009 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships due to an injury to his foot. He was a frontrunner for the all around title and the high bar.[2]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London he qualified for the finals in all-round, horizontal bar and team competitions and won a silver medal in the horizontal bar.[1]

At the 2013 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Hambüchen finished third in the all-around, and seventh on floor. On horizontal bar, he scored 15.933 to win a silver medal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fabian Hambüchen. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Injury knocks all-around favorite from gym worlds. Associated Press, 2009-10-12

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Awards
Preceded by
Germany Michael Greis
German Sportsman of the Year
2007
Succeeded by
Germany Matthias Steiner