Franziska van Almsick

Franziska van Almsick

Franziska van Almsick was born April 5, 1978 in East Berlin, Germany. Franziska van Almsic is a German swimmer. Franziska van Almsick won her first Olympic medals in 1992 at the Barcelona Olympic Games aged fourteen. Her career begun at the SC Dynamo Berlin. Over her career, Van Almsick earned ten career Olympic medals, none of them gold. 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. Her son Don Hugo was born on January 7, 2007.