Origin of Impairment
S9, SB9, SM9
Further personal information
Building and Construction Engineering - Berlin School of Economics and Law: Germany
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age five at the BSV Medizin Marzahn club in Berlin, Germany.
Why this sport?
He wanted to be a footballer but his parents said that swimming would help his impairment. He also followed his older brother Ole into the sport.
Club / Team
Berliner Schwimmteam [GER] / SG Neukolln Berlin [GER]:
Name of coach
Ute Schinkitz [national]
Listening to music, playing video games, socialising with friends, cooking, photography. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018, 22 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Securing his place to compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games, and being crowned European youth champion on three occasions. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2021, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His brother, his parents, and coaches Phillip Semechin and Maik Zeh. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
German swimmer [and his brother] Ole Braunschweig, South African swimmer Chad le Clos. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you fall, get up and keep fighting." (morgenpost.de, 19 Nov 2017)
His older brother Ole has competed in able-bodied swimming, and represented Germany at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (SportsDeskOnline, 23 Aug 2021; berliner-zeitung.de, 15 Nov 2019)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 23 Feb 2021; jtfp.de, 19 Sep 2018)
He was born with an underdeveloped right arm [dysmelia]. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018; deutsche-paralympische-mannschaft.de, 01 Jan 2017)