Daniela Samulski

Daniela Samulski (31 May 1984 – 22 May 2018) was a German swimmer who won three medals at the 2009 World Championships. She competed at the 2000 and 2008 Olympics in five events in total, with the best achievement of fourth place in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay in 2000.[2] Samulski retired in early 2011 to concentrate on her studies.[3]

Daniela Samulski
Daniela Samulski in 2009
Personal information
Born(1984-05-31)31 May 1984
Berlin, Germany
Died22 May 2018(2018-05-22) (aged 33)
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Strokesbackstroke, freestyle, butterfly
ClubSG Essen

On 22 May 2018, nine days before her 34th birthday, Samulski died of cancer.[4]

See also


  1. 42nd World Military Swimming Championship – results
  2. Daniela Samulski. sports-reference.com
  3. Daniela Samulski Retires from Swimming Archived 21 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Swimming World Magazine. 14 January 2011
  4. Sebastian Kayser (24 May 2018). "Ex-Schwimm-Star Daniela Samulski ist tot" (in German). B.Z. Berlin. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
Preceded by
Sophie Edington &
Zhao Jing
Women's 50 metre backstroke
world record holder (long course)

26 June 2009 – 29 July 2009
Succeeded by
Anastasia Zuyeva
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