Annika Lurz

Annika Liebs Lurz (née Liebs, born 6 September 1979 in Karlsruhe)[2] is an Olympic and former World Record-holding swimmer from Germany. She swam for her homeland at the 2008 Olympics.

Annika Lurz
Personal information
Full nameAnnika Liebs Lurz
Nationality Germany
Born (1979-09-06) 6 September 1979
Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
StrokesFreestyle, backstroke

In 2005, she was a member of the German team that won the silver medal in the 4×100 m freestyle relay at the World Championships in Montreal;[3] and captured three medals (2 silver, 1 bronze) at the Summer Universiade in İzmir, Turkey.

At the 2006 European Championships in Budapest, she clocked the then fastest-ever split in the 4×200 m freestyle relay (1.55.64), helping the Germany team to break the world record in the event with their 7.50.82. Other members of the relay were: Petra Dallmann, Daniela Samulski, and Britta Steffen. Also in the pool during the 4×200 m freestyle relay was France's Laure Manaudou, who swam the then-second fastest split ever (1.56.23). Also at the 2006 European Championships, Annika also swam on Germany's 4×100 m freestyle relay that also set a new world record (3:35.22).

At the 2007 World Championships, she swam the then second-faster-ever time in the women's 200 m freestyle (1:55.68),[4] in finishing second behind Laure Manaudou's world record winning performance; setting the German record in the process. Also at the 2007 Worlds, she was part of Germany's silver medalist 4×200 m freestyle relay.[4]

One month after the 2006 European Championships finished, Annika married her coach Stefan Lurz.

See also


  1. "2006 SC Worlds (Shanghai) results". Archived from the original on 2007-03-06. Retrieved 2007-07-24.
  2. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Annika Lurz". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-07-02.
  3. "Results from the 2005 World Championships". Archived from the original on 2007-01-28. Retrieved 2007-06-09.
  4. "Results from the 2007 World Championships". Archived from the original on 6 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-09.

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