Franziska Van Almsick - Biography & Career
Franziska van Almsick (born April 5, 1978 in East Berlin, Germany) is a German swimmer. She won her first Olympic Medals in 1992 at the Barcelona Olympic Games aged fourteen.
Over her career, Van Almsick earned ten career Olympic medals, with none of them being gold. She also holds the world record in the 200 metre freestyle, which Franzi set in 2002 after holding the previous record for eight years. She ended her career at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004.
In 1993, she was named by Swimming World magazine as the Female World Swimmer of the Year.