Marco Koch

Marco Koch (born 25 January 1990) is a German competitive swimmer who specializes in breaststroke events.[1] He is a former world record holder in the 200 meter breaststroke (short course).[2]

Marco Koch
Koch wearing the gold medal he won at the 200m breaststroke, 2015 European Short Course Swimming Championships, Netanya
Personal information
National team Germany
Born (1990-01-25) 25 January 1990
Darmstadt, Germany
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight83 kg (183 lb)
StrokesBreaststroke, individual medley
ClubDSW 1912


At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, he competed in the men's 200-metre breaststroke, finishing in 11th place overall in the heats and 7th in his semifinal, failing to reach the final.

At the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia, he won the gold medal in the men's 200-metre breaststroke, becoming the first German to claim a championship title in that event.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he competed in the 200 m breaststroke. He finished in 7th place with a time of 2:08.00.[3] He was also part of the 4 x 100 medley relay team which finished in 7th place.[4]

Although he mainly specializes in breaststroke, Koch also holds the German record in the 400-meter individual medley (short course) with a time of 4:01.87.[5]


  1. "Marco Koch". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Archived from the original on 20 May 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  2. "Marco Koch breaks 200 SCM breast world record at German nationals". SwimSwam. 2016-11-20. Retrieved 2019-01-19.
  3. "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-26. Retrieved 2016-09-06.
  4. "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-26. Retrieved 2016-09-06.
  5. Lord, Craig (November 19, 2015). "Marco Koch Extends Menu To Four-Course Meal With 4:01 German 400IM Record". Swimvortex. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
Preceded by
Dániel Gyurta
World record holder
Men's 200 m breaststroke (short course)

20 November 2016 – Present
Succeeded by
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