Kristel Köbrich

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Köbrich and the second or maternal family name is Schimpl.
Kristel Köbrich
Kristel Kobrich, Rio 2009.jpg
Köbrich at Rio de Janeiro, 2009
Personal information
Full name Kristel Arianne Köbrich Schimpl
Nationality  Chile
Born (1985-08-09) August 9, 1985 (age 31)
Santiago, Chile
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Kristel Arianne Köbrich Schimpl (born August 9, 1985 in Santiago, Chile)[1] is an Olympic long-distance freestyle swimmer from Chile. She was the country's flagbearer at the 2004 Olympics, and also swam at the 2008 Games and at the 2012 Games. [2]

She is the current holder of the South American records in the women's 800 m and 1500 m freestyle (long and short course). She also Has the Chilean Records in the 200, 400, 800 and 1500 freestyles (2:04.81, 4:11.83, 8:21.66, and 15:57.57), and the 400 IM (4:58.68).


  1. ^ Biography page from Köbrich's website.
  2. ^ "Sports Reference profile". Sports Reference. 2014. Retrieved March 11, 2014.