27 February 1964 |
|Height||1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||85 kg (187 lb)|
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.
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.
- http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/he/rainer-henkel-1.html at Sports Reference
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