Dorothea Brandt

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Dorothea Brandt
Personal information
National team  Germany
Born (1984-03-05) 5 March 1984 (age 33)
Bremervörde, Lower Saxony,
West Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, breaststroke
Club SG Essen
Coach Nicole Endruschat

Dorothea Brandt (born 5 March 1984) is a German swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle and breaststroke events.[1] She is a multiple-time German champion, a fourteen-time medalist at the European Short Course Swimming Championships, and a semi-finalist in the 50 m freestyle at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Brandt currently holds the short-course German record time of 23.74 seconds in the same discipline.

Swimming career[edit]

Brandt is a member of the swimming club SG Essen, in Essen Germany.[2] She first appeared on the international scene, when she helped out the German team (led by Antje Buschschulte to take the bronze medal in the medley relay at the 2002 European Short Course Swimming Championships in Riesa.[3]

Two years later, Brandt qualified for the women's 50 m freestyle, along with Olympic veteran Sandra Völker, at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by attaining an A-standard entry time of 25.40 seconds from the German Olympic trials.[4] Brandt, however, failed to advance into the final, as she recorded the slowest phase time of 25.83 seconds in the semi-finals.[5]

Between 2004 and 2008, Brandt had won a total of seven medals (four silver and three bronze), as a member of the German team, in the women's freestyle and medley relays at the European Short Course Swimming Championships. At the 2009 Summer Universiade in Belgrade, Serbia, Brandt claimed her first ever silver medal in the 50 m freestyle, by seven-hundredths of a second (0.07) ahead of U.S. swimmer Michelle King, with a time of 25.03 seconds.[6] On the same year, Brandt earned her second individual career medal, a bronze, in the same event at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, with a time of 23.74 seconds. Moreover, she lowered Britta Steffen's short-course German record of 23.80, set in 2007, by a six-hundredth margin (0.06).[7]

At the 2010 European Short Course Swimming Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Brandt claimed her first title in the 50 m breaststroke by five hundredths of a second (0.05) behind second-place finisher Moniek Nijhuis of the Netherlands, with a time of 30.40 seconds.[8] The following year, she captured a silver medal by eleven-hundredths of a second (0.11) behind Russia's Valentina Artemyeva in the same event at the European Short Course Swimming Championships, lowering her time to 30.17 seconds.[9] Brandt also won a gold, as a member of the German swimming team, in the women's 4×50 m freestyle relay, clocking at 1:37.29.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dorothea Brandt". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Kamphaus, Daniel (13 July 2016). "Essener Schwimmerin wird Olympia-Ausrüstung gestohlen". WAZ. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Risztov Sets European Record in the 800, Rupprath Wins Two at Euro Champs". Swimming World Magazine. 12 December 2002. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Few Surprises on Day One of German Trials". Swimming World Magazine. 5 June 2004. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Women's 50m Freestyle Semifinal 2". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 20 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "World University Games, Swimming: Ryosuke Irie Clocks Another 52 in 100 Back Leadoff on Final Day". Swimming World Magazine. 11 July 2009. Archived from the original on 22 February 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "European Short Course Championships: Daniel Gyurta, Federica Pellegrini, Arkady Vyatchanin, Stanislav Donets Set World Records". Swimming World Magazine. 13 December 2009. Archived from the original on 5 May 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "European Short Course Championships: Evelyn Verraszto Posts Fastest 200 SCM IM in Textile". Swimming World Magazine. 25 November 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "European Short Course Championships: Mireia Belmonte Garcia Clocks Strong Double". Swimming World Magazine. 8 December 2011. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "European Short Course Championships: Jeanette Ottesen Has Impressive Day". Swimming World Magazine. 9 December 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 

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