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|Men's canoe sprint|
|2000 Sydney||K-4 1000 m|
|2004 Athens||K-4 1000 m|
|1997 Dartmouth||K-4 1000 m|
|1998 Szeged||K-4 500 m|
|1998 Szeged||K-4 1000 m|
|1999 Milan||K-4 500 m|
|2001 Poznań||K-4 1000 m|
|2005 Zagreb||K-4 1000 m|
|1997 Dartmouth||K-4 500 m|
|1999 Milan||K-4 1000 m|
|2002 Seville||K-4 1000 m|
|2005 Zagreb||K-4 200 m|
|1997 Dartmouth||K-4 200 m|
|2003 Gainesville||K-4 1000 m|
Born in Magdeburg he took up the sport at the age of thirteen.
Bach won a dozen medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with six golds (K-4 500 m: 1998, 1999; K-4 1000 m: 1997, 1998, 2001, 2005), four silvers (K-4 200 m: 2005, K-4 500 m: 1997, K-4 1000 m: 1999, 2002), and two bronzes (K-4 200 m: 1997, K-4 1000 m: 2003).
His most recent success came at the 2006 European Championships, held in Račice, Czech Republic, where he won a K-4 1000 m bronze medal. At the 2006 ICF Flatwater Racing World Championships however, he finished outside the medals with a fourth in the K-4 1000 m, sixth in the K-4 500 m, and fifth in the K-4 200 m, thus putting to an end Bach's record of having won medals at seven consecutive world championships.
At club level he competes for his home-town club, SC Magdeburg and is trained by Guido Behling.
Height: 1.95 m (6' 5") Weight: 92 kg (14 st 7) (203 lb)
- German Canoeing Union (in German)
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007 at the Wayback Machine (archived 2010-01-05). Additional archives: Wayback Machine.
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-11-09)
- SC Magdeburg (in German)
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Björn Bach". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2011-08-12.
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