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Fabian Brune

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S6, SB6, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Finnentrop, GER
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2005 in Attendorn, Germany.
Why this sport?
He took up swimming after encouragement by his brother. "It was healthy and it made me happy. I feel free in the water. Water is my element."
Club / Team
SG Bayer Wuppertal: Germany
Training Regime
He has five or six sessions in the pool per week, and does two or three strength and fitness sessions a week. "I train almost every day, 14 to 16 hours a week."

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Germany

General interest

Hobbies
Outdoor swimming, fishing. (wp.de, 16 Jul 2019; Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the S6 100m backstroke at the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Ireland. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His parents, and coach Martina Dobbeler. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"In life you only make decisions for yourself. It's not worth chasing after the past; instead, you have to let it go and follow your own path." (Instagram profile, 10 Mar 2020)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (lokalplus.nrw, 04 Jun 2020)
Impairment
He has hemiparesis on the right side of his body due to a stroke. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018; vfg-finnentrop.de, 05 May 2014; bsnw.de, 17 Nov 2012)
Other information
PREFERRED EVENT
His preferred swimming event is backstroke. "Because it seems to be in the family. My two brothers' favourite style is backstroke. It's good because you can breathe all the time." (wp.de, 16 Jul 2019)

OCCUPATION
He has worked for Raiffeisen, a banking group in Germany, as an apprentice trade merchant. (wp.de, 16 Jul 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2019 World Para Swimming Championships (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 4x50 m Medley 20pts Heat 2 2019-09-10 10
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2019-09-11 6
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 2 2019-09-11 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final 1 2019-09-12 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 2019-09-12 8
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games (Tokyo, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 2021-09-03 3