Rainer Henkel

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Rainer Henkel
Personal information
Nationality German
Born (1964-02-27) 27 February 1964 (age 53)
Opladen, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Rainer Henkel (born 27 February 1964 in Opladen) is a former freestyle swimmer from Germany, who won the bronze medal in the 4×200 m freestyle relay for West Germany at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.[1]

At the World Championships Henkel won four medals: two golds in the 400 m freestyle and 1500 m freestyle in 1986, silver in the 4×200 m freestyle, and bronze in the 4×200 m freestyle. Furthermore, he won five medals at the European Championships: two golds in the 1500 m freestyle and 4×200 m freestyle in 1987, two silver medals in the 1500 m freestyle in 1985 and the 400 m freestyle in 1987, and one bronze in the 400 m freestyle in 1985.

From 1989 to 2001 he was married to the former German high jumper Heike Henkel.