Maximilian Reinelt

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Maximilian Reinelt
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Personal information
Born(1988-08-24)24 August 1988
Ulm, West Germany
Died9 February 2019(2019-02-09) (aged 30)
St. Moritz, Switzerland

Maximilian Reinelt (24 August 1988 – 9 February 2019) was a German rower and physician. He won a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics, as well as two World Championships and four European Championships. In 2016, he was awarded the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt, Germany's highest sports award.

Career[edit]

Reneilt started rowing for Germany as a junior in 2006.[1] He finished second in three U23 World Championship events.[1] In 2010, he was promoted to the senior boat by coach Ralf Holtmeyer [de].[1]

Reinelt was part of the team that won the gold medal in the men's eight competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[1][2][3] It was Germany's first gold medal in the event since 1988.[1] He also won gold in the men's eight at the 2010[4] and 2011 World Championships[5] and the 2013,[6] 2014,[7] 2015,[8] and 2016 European Championships,[9] and silver at the 2013,[10][11] 2014,[12] and 2015 World Championships.[13] He was also part of a German team that won a record 36 consecutive races.[1] At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he competed as part of Germany's men's eight team which won the silver medal.[14][3] The eight rowers were awarded the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt (Silver Laurel Leaf), Germany's highest sports award, for their achievements.[15][16]

After the 2016 Olympics, Reinelt retired to focus on studying medicine in Bochum.[2][17][18] He was one of three rowers from the German 2016 Olympic team who retired after the Games, the others being Andreas Kuffner and Maximilian Munski.[18] In early 2019, Reinelt became doctor of the Germany U23 rowing squad.[15] He had been scheduled to attend their rowing camp in Mequinenza, Spain.[2][17]

Death[edit]

On 9 February 2019, Reinelt collapsed whilst skiing in St. Moritz, Switzerland, with his fiancée.[14] Resuscitation attempts failed,[1] and his death was announced by Graubuenden police.[14] Speaking about Reinelt's death, IOC president Thomas Bach said "Maximilian Reinelt is one of the great athletes of German rowing and beyond that a very likeable person, who has managed to combine competitive sports and his vocational training as a doctor with great success."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Plötzlich brach der Olympiasieger zusammen". Die Welt (in German). 11 February 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Gold-Held Reinelt stirbt beim Ski-Langlauf". Bild (in German). 11 February 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Maximilian Reinelt: Former Olympic rowing champion dies aged 30". BBC. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  4. ^ "2010 WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS – Karapiro, NZL – (M8+) Men's Eight – Final". www.worldrowing.com. 7 November 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  5. ^ "2011 WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS – Bled, SLO -(M8+) Men's Eight – Final". www.worldrowing.com. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  6. ^ "2013 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – Seville, ESP – (M8+) Men's Eight – Final". www.worldrowing.com. 2 June 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  7. ^ "2014 EUROPEAN ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS – Belgrade, SRB – (M8+) Men's Eight – Final". www.worldrowing.com. 1 June 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  8. ^ "2015 EUROPEAN ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS – Poznan, POL – (M8+) Men's Eight – Final". www.worldrowing.com. 31 May 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  9. ^ "2016 EUROPEAN ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS -Brandenburg, GER – (M8+) Men's Eight – Final". www.worldrowing.com. 8 May 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Rudern: Maximilian Reinelt wird mit Achter Europameister". Südwest Presse (in German). 3 June 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  11. ^ "2013 WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS – Chungju, KOR – (M8+) Men's Eight – Final". www.worldrowing.com. 1 September 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  12. ^ "2014 WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS – Amsterdam, NED – (M8+) Men's Eight – Final". www.worldrowing.com. 31 August 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  13. ^ "2015 WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS – Aiguebelette, FRA – (M8+) Men's Eight – Final". www.worldrowing.com. 6 September 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  14. ^ a b c "Olympic champion rower Maximilian Reinelt of Germany dies at 30". Associated Press. 11 February 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2019 – via ESPN.
  15. ^ a b "German rowing eight's Maximilian Reinelt dies while skiing". Deutsche Welle. 11 February 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Verleihung des Silbernen Lorbeerblattes". Office of the President of Germany (in German). 1 November 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  17. ^ a b "Ruder-Olympiasieger stirbt beim Langlaufen". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). 11 February 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  18. ^ a b "Olympiasieger Reinelt beendet Karriere". Südwestrundfunk (in German). 19 January 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2019.

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