Thomas Rupprath

Thomas Rupprath (born 16 March 1977 in Neuss) is an Olympic swimmer from Germany, who is nicknamed "The New Albatross".

Thomas Rupprath
Personal information
Nationality Germany
Born (1977-03-16) 16 March 1977 (age 43)
Neuss am Rhein, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesBackstroke and butterfly
ClubSG Bayer Wuppertal

BiographyEdit

He held the world record for the 50 m backstroke (short course) with a time of 23.27 seconds set on 31 November 2002. This was broken by Robert Hurley of Australia on 26 October 2008. He also held the 50 m backstroke (long course) record between 7 July 2003 to 2 April 2008 with a time of 24.80 s.

With a time of 54.16 over 100 m backstroke (second behind Helge Meeuw) Thomas Rupprath managed to qualify for the Olympic Games in Beijing. He also won the 100 m butterfly at the German trials.

AchievementsEdit

Olympic Games
World championships
World Championships SC

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ESPN Sydney Swimming". Retrieved 14 March 2009.
  2. ^ "2004 Olympic Games swimming results". CNN. Retrieved 22 July 2007.
  3. ^ "12th FINA World Championships". Archived from the original on 6 June 2007. Retrieved 9 June 2007.
  4. ^ "7th FINA World Championships – 25 m Indianapolis 2004" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 24 July 2007.
  5. ^ "5th FINA World Swimming Championships". Archived from the original on 18 December 2007. Retrieved 24 July 2007.
  6. ^ "Shanghai 2006 results". Archived from the original on 6 March 2007. Retrieved 24 July 2007.

External linksEdit

Records
Preceded by
Lenny Krayzelburg
World Record Holder
Men's 50 Backstroke

26 July 2003 – 2 April 2008
Succeeded by
Liam Tancock
Preceded by
Lars Frölander
World Record Holder
Men's 100 Butterfly (25m)

14 December 2001 – 12 December 2003
Succeeded by
Milorad Čavić
Preceded by
Franck Esposito
World Record Holder
Men's 200 Butterfly (25m)

1 December 2001 – 8 December 2002
Succeeded by
Franck Esposito
Preceded by
Peter Mankoč
World Record Holder
Men's 100 Individual Medley (25m)

25 January 2003 – 18 January 2005
Succeeded by
Roland Schoeman
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ed Moses
FINA World Cup
overall male winner

2002/2003
Succeeded by
Ed Moses