Meike Freitag ( born February 7, 1979 in Frankfurt am Main ) is a German swimmer. Your biggest successes she could in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay the German national team celebrate with the 2001 and 2007 she won two silver medals at the World Championships. The medley relay of SG Frankfurt, she won several German championship title.
" Quick swim and not think. "
Since fall 1994, she swims in the First Frankfurt swimming club, the first sporting successes came in 1994. Previously, she competed for the Tg 1862 Rüsselsheim, whose member she still is. You currently starts for the SG Frankfurt under their coach Jörg Bügner. Since 1995 she is promoted in the B-team of the German Swimming Federation. Your preferred disciplines are the 100 m and 200 m freestyle. She trains up to eight hours a day in the performance group of the Hessian Swimming Association. She has won several awards as an athlete of the year your hometown Rüsselsheim.
At the 1996 Olympic Games ( July 19-August 4, 1996) in Atlanta, she swam in the run for the two German freestyle relays. The 4 × 200 m relay won ( in the cast Franziska van Almsick, Kerstin Kielgaß, Anke Scholz and Dagmar Hase ) in the final of the Silver Medal, the 4 × 100 m relay gained ( in the cast Sandra Völker, Simone Osygus, Antje Buschschulte and Franziska van Almsick ) bronze.
At the Olympic Games in 2000 ( 15 September to 1 October 2000) in Sydney, she was again only in the flow in the 4 × 200 m relay with it, the Final Season ( with Franziska van Almsick, Antje Schulte Busch, Sara Harstick and Kerstin Kielgaß ) reached the bronze medal.
However, the qualification for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens at the German Championships in 2004 she missed due to injury. Shortly before the Olympics, then she swam at the Olympic test in Hanover, the second fastest time in the 200m freestyle, which would have secured her in qualifying a few weeks before a court season.
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing she was successful with the 4 × 100 m relay. The squadron was in the cast Britta Steffen, Meike Friday, Daniela Goetz and Antje Schulte Busch fifth.
With the World Swimming Championships 2001 ( 16 to 29 July 2001) in Fukuoka she reached the silver medal in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay ( with Silvia Szalai, Sarah and Hannah Harstick stockbauer ) in 8:01,35 minutes. First, the squadron had swam the fourth fastest time in the final. By disqualifications of the American squadron because of the victorious Australian team early start and because they jumped into the pool before the attack last season, the German squadron was awarded first bronze and then silver. She also swam in the flow of the 4 × 100 freestyle relay, the Final Season ( in the occupation of Petra Dallmann, Antje Busch Schulte, Katrin Meissner and Sandra Peoples) later won gold.
With the World Swimming Championships 2005 ( 16 to 31 July 2005) in Montréal, she swam again only in the heats of the German freestyle relays. The 4 × 100 m relay won in the finals (Petra Dallmann, Antje Schulte for Meike Busch Friday, Annika Lieb and Daniela Goetz ) the silver medal. The 4 × 200 m relay ( with Annika Lieb, Petra Dallmann and Sophie- Louise Dietrich ) was disqualified in the flow due to a faulty. About 200 m freestyle, she won the individual race with 2:01,19 minutes No. 19
With the World Swimming Championships in 2007 ( March 17-April 1 2007) in Melbourne she reached in 7:53,82 minutes her second silver medal in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay (this time with Britta Steffen, Petra Dallmann and Annika Lurz ) despite a meniscus snag she had suffered playing volleyball. The winner was the season of the United States, who swam a new world record with 7:50,09 minutes and improved the previous record of the German national team, to just over seven tenths of a second. Meike Friday came for Daniela Samulski, the whole three seconds remained in the lead over their Jahresbestzeit, in the final season. Conversely, they swam with the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay only in the flow and was in the final season, which was fourth, then replaced by Daniela Samulski. About 200 m freestyle she failed in the semi-final with 1:59,60 minutes and reached rank 14
In the European Youth Championships in 1994 in Pardubice, she won the gold medal in the 4 x 200 m relay, the silver medal in the 4 × 100 m medley relay and bronze in the 100m freestyle. At the European Championships in Vienna in 1995, she swam in the flow of the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay, which was later victorious. At the European Championships in Berlin in 2002, she was also just in the flow of the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay case, in the 4 × 200 m relay did not make it there for a elimination race with Hannah stockbauer. The Short Course European Championships in Helsinki in 2006 it was 50 m relay with 1:38,50 minutes and a new German record third in the 4 × behind the seasons of Sweden and the Netherlands. Furthermore, it was in Helsinki over 200 m freestyle Sixth and Eighth 100m freestyle.
In German Swimming Championships, she was able to reach the first place with the 4 × 100 m medley relay and 2006 also the first place with the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay of SG Frankfurt in 2000, 2001 and 2006. Your rankings with German Championships were:
- German Championships 1996: 3rd place with the 4 × 100 m medley relay ( Szalai, Petchanatz, Voitowitsch ) in 4:22,21 minutes
- German Championships 2000: 1st place with the 4 × 100 m medley relay ( Lieb, Bernhardt, Voitowitsch ) in 4:17,61 minutes
- German Championships 2001: 1st place with the 4 × 100 m medley relay ( Notbohm, Bernhardt, Szalai ) in 4:16,27 minutes
- German Championships 2002: 2nd place on 200 m freestyle in 2:00,44 minutes
- German Championships 2004: 2nd place with the 4 × 100 m medley relay ( Heftrich, Bernhardt, Razeto ) in 4:16,15 minutes
- German Championships 2005: 2nd place with the 4 × 100 m medley relay ( Heftrich, Bernhardt, Razeto ) in 4:15,67 minutes and 3rd place on 200 m freestyle in 2:01,21 minutes
- German Championships 2006: 1st place with the 4 × 100 m medley relay ( Heftrich, Bernhardt, Uhle ) in 4:12,84 minutes and 1st place with the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay ( Bernhardt, Auer, Uhle ) in 8:20, 76 minutes
- German Winter Championships 2006: 2nd place on 200 m freestyle in 1:58,92 minutes and 3rd place in the 400m freestyle in 4:19,04 minutes.
At the German Championships 2007, she was due to a knee surgery on her meniscus not at the start. The operation was a success.
In the German Short Course Championships in 2003, she won the 4 × 50 m Medley Relay the first place and with the 4 × 50 m freestyle relay to third place. In the German Short Course Championships 2004 she was victorious over 200m freestyle in 1:57,69 minutes. This was so far her only individual title with German and international championships. At the German Team Championships Swimming 2006, she reached with the crew of SG Frankfurt 7th place in the first division.
She studied from 1999 to 2002 Sport Science and 2003-2006 sports economics at the University of Mainz, where she completed both courses with the diploma. She is currently co-worker at the Hessian Ministry of the Interior and Sport. Her father is the president of the Hessian Swimming Association, Dr. Werner Freitag. She lives in Rüsselsheim.