Steffen Deibler

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Steffen Deibler
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Deibler in 2008
Personal information
NationalityFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
Born (1987-07-10) July 10, 1987 (age 33)
Biberach an der Riß, West Germany
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight81 kg (179 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, freestyle
ClubHamburger Schwimm-Club

Steffen Deibler (born 10 July 1987) is a German former competitive swimmer from Biberach an der Riß. [1] From 2009 to 2018 he was the world record holder for the 50 m butterfly (short course).


Swimming career

Deibler specialized in short distances in the butterfly and freestyle. He graduated in 2007 at Pestalozzi-Gymnasium Biberach and started to study environment engineering in October 2008. As a teenager, Deibler trained at the TG Biberach under coach Gerold Seifert. The study was the reason to change is training base to Hamburg. At the 2008 German swimming championships, he won 50 m and 100 m freestyle and qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics. He was second behind Paul Biedermann in the 200 m freestyle. In November 2009, Deibler set a new 50 meter butterfly short course world record in Aachen, with a time of 22.06, beating the previous record of Amaury Leveaux by 0.12 seconds. At the FINA World Cup 2009 in Berlin, he became the first person to swim 50 m butterfly within 22 seconds in a 25 m pool, when he improved his world record to 21.80 seconds.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Deibler finished in 38th, 33rd and 15th place in the 50 m, 100 m, and 4 × 100 m freestyle events. He improved at the 2012 Olympics, finishing fourth in the 100 m butterfly and sixth in the 4 × 100 m medley relay. [1] At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he competed in the 100 m butterfly where he finished 18th in the heats and did not qualify for the semifinals. [2] He also competed as a member of the 4 x 100 m medley relay team that finished in 7th place. [3]

International career

European Junior Swimming Championships 2004 in Lisbon:

European Junior Swimming Championships 2005 in Budapest:

European Short Course Swimming Championships 2005 in Trieste:

European Short Course Swimming Championships 2007 in Debrecen:

German swimming championships 2008 in Berlin

Aachener Schwimmfest 2009 in Aachen:

World cup Berlin 2009:

Personal bests

Steffen (left) and Markus Deibler in 2008 Steffendeibler.jpg
Steffen (left) and Markus Deibler in 2008
StrokeDistanceTime LCTime SC
Freestyle50 m21.9920.73
Freestyle100 m48.4345.91
Freestyle200 m1:47.711:42.74
Butterfly50 m23.0221.80 Former WR
Butterfly100 m51.1949.23

Key: WR = World record

Personal life

His younger brother Markus also competed in swimming at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. [1]

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Preceded by
Flag of France.svg Amaury Leveaux
Men's 50 metre butterfly
world record holder (short course)

14 November 2009 – 6 October 2018
Succeeded by
Flag of Brazil.svg Nicholas Santos