Annika Lurz

Annika Lurz, nee Lieb ( born September 6, 1979 in Karlsruhe) is a former German swimmer.


Lurz lives in Gerbrunn. They will start for the SV Würzburg 05 your special disciplines are the freestyle and back routes, particularly the 200 meters. She is the reigning German record holder over the 200 -m freestyle distance on the 50 -meter track. At the German Winter Championships in November 2006 in Hanover Lurz missed on the 200 m freestyle world record by Franziska van Almsick only by nine hundredths of a second. Five months later, at the World Swimming Championships in 2007 they improved in the finals when she won silver, van Almsicks time by almost a second, what new German record meant. The time was the second fastest ever swum time about 200 m freestyle. Only the French champion Laure Manaudou was 16 hundredths of a second faster. Annika Lurz is married since 2006 with Stefan Lurz, the brother of also starting for the SVW 05 Thomas Lurz. Stefan Lurz looked after his wife as a coach. In 2009, she ended her sports career. Today she works as a primary school teacher. Since November 2013 is divorced from Stefan Lurz and is called again with the surname Lieb.

Other successes

A total of 14 titles at the German Swimming Championships (short and long course ) the 200 m backstroke, 200 m freestyle, 400 m medley, 400 m freestyle, 800 m freestyle, 4 * 100m medley and 4 * 200m freestyle