Glen Christiansen

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Glen Christiansen
Personal information
Nationality Swedish
Born (1957-02-10) February 10, 1957 (age 60)
Gothenburg
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Website www.glen-christiansen.com
Sport
Sport Swimming

Glen Christiansen is a former Swedish Olympic swimmer. He competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics, where he finished 11th in the 200 m breaststroke.[1]

Since then he has had continued success as a Masters swimmer and has pursued an international career as a swimming coach.[2][3]

2013 accident and recovery[edit]

In February 2013 he suffered a fall down a flight of stairs whilst in Tenerife, fracturing his skull from ear to ear. He was flown to Hamburg and kept in an induced coma for three weeks. Within six months he had recovered sufficiently to compete successfully in a 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) open water race in the river Elbe outside of Hamburg [4][5]

Clubs[edit]

  • Göteborgs KK Najaden
  • S02 Göteborg
  • SOIK Hellas
  • MASS
  • SK Neptun
  • SG Hamburg
  • Hamburger Schwimm Club
  • Mainichi Masters
  • The Oahu Club
  • USG Copenhagen
  • Göteborg Sim

Publications[edit]

  • Wischmann, Franziska; Christiansen, Glen (8 July 2013). Schwimmen: Besser - Effizienter - Schneller [Swimming: Better - Efficiently - Faster] (in German). Bielefeld: Delius Klasing. ISBN 978-3768836982. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glen Christiansen Biography and Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2011-08-11. Retrieved 31 Mar 2010. 
  2. ^ "Lane 9 News Archive: Sweden's Glen Christiansen Sets Two Masters World Records:". Swimming World Magazine. 24 Feb 2002. Retrieved 14 Mar 2012. 
  3. ^ "Lane 9 News Archive: Sweden's Glen Christiansen Smashes 200m Breaststroke Masters World Mark for Men 45-49". Swimming World Magazine. 11 December 2002. Retrieved 14 Mar 2012. 
  4. ^ Munatones, Steven (24 December 2013). "Glen Christiansen Makes Miracles". World Open Water Swimming Association. 
  5. ^ "3. HAMBURGER FREIWASSERSCHWIMMEN 17. und 18. August 2013 am 17.08.2013" [3. HAMBURGER open water swimming 17 and August 18, 2013 on 08.17.2013] (in German). Sport-Service Falkensee. 18 August 2013. 

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