Angela Maurer (born 26 July 1975) is a professional marathon swimmer from Wiesbaden, Germany where she was born. She swims for the SSV Undine 08 e.V. Mainz swimming club, and trains together with Dimitri Colupaev and Marc-Oliver Stein under Nikolai Evseev in Mainz. She is coached by her partner Nikolai Evseev with whom she has a child.
Open Water Swimming Career
- She finished a close fourth at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim, missing a bronze medal by 0.9 seconds.
- She was named the 2009 LEN Open Water Swimmer of the Year.
- She won the 25 km marathon swim at the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome, Italy
- She was inducted as an Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 2009.
- She won the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup series as the 2011 overall champion.
- She was nominated for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.
- She participated in the 2011 FINA World Championships in in Shanghai, China where she qualified for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2012 London Olympics.
- She finished 5th in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
- She has won a total of 8 FINA World Championships medals.
- She competes on the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup and theFINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix professional circuits.
- She won 8 German national titles in 5 km, 10 km, and 25 km distances.
- She won 2 European Open Water Swimming titles in the 10 km and 25 km distances.
- She won a bronze medal in the 10 km marathon swim at the 2014 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.
- At the age of 38, she won the 15 km FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix professional marathon swim in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
- In July 2016, she finished eighth in the Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup in Lac St-Jean, Canada at the age of 41.
- She finished 22nd in the 2018 FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series race in Doha, Qatar on 16 March 2018 at the age of 42.
- She won the women's division and was 6th overall at the 24th Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog in Canada on 4 August 2002 finishing in 8 hours 59 minutes 46 seconds.
- On 31 August 2019, she won the 20 km FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series in Novi, Croatia in 4:28:10 at the age of 44.
- On 10 September 2019, she won the 16 km Faros Maratón in Hvar Island, Croatia in 3:39:18 at the age of 44.
She studied at police technical college since 2006 and is a member of the Rhineland-Palatinate's state elite sports training program.
At the 2008 Beijing Olympics she finished a close fourth place in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim, only a fraction of a second behind the bronze medalist Cassie Patten. At the 2012 London Olympic Games, she finished a close fifth in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim, just behind Keri-Anne Payne and bronze medalist Martina Grimaldi.
2011 FINA World Championships
Maurer placed 8th (2:02:15.1) in the 2011 FINA World Championships in the 10K in Shanghai, China which qualified her for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
As one of two mothers in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Game, Maurer is representative of the fastest growing demographic in the sport - older women:
2008 Beijing Olympic Games Women's Results
Gold: Larisa Ilchenko (Russia) 1:59:26.6
Silver: Keri-Anne Payne (Great Britain) 1:59:29.2
Bronze: Cassandra Patten (Great Britain) 1:59:41.0
4. Angela Maurer (Germany) 1:59:41.9
5. Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil) 1:59:46.8
6. Swann Oberson (Switzerland) 1:59:46.9
6. Poliana Okimoto (Brazil) 1:59:46.4
8. Jana Pechanová (Czech Republic) 1:59:49.6
9. Andreína del Valle Pinto Pérez (Venezuela) 1:59:40.0
10. Martina Grimaldi (Italy) 1:59:40.6
11. Marianna Lymperta (Greece) 1:59:42.4
12. Teja Zupan (Slovenia) 1:59:44.6
14. Yurema Requena (Spain) 1:59:46.9
14. Edith van Dijk (Netherlands) 2:00:02.8
15. Melissa Gorman (Australia) 2:00:44.6
16. Natalie du Toit South Africa 2:00:49.9
16. Daniela Inácio (Portugal) 2:00:59.0
18. Eva Berglund (Sweden) 2:01:05.0
19. Fang Yanqiao (China) 2:01:06.9
20. Imelda Martínez (Mexico) 2:01:06.9
21. Aurelie Muller (France) 2:02:04.1
22. Chloe Sutton (United States) 2:02:14.6
24. Natalya Samorodina (Ukraine) 2:10:41.6
24. Antonella Bogarin (Argentina) 2:11:45.9
Kristel Köbrich (Chile) DNF
2012 Olympic 10km Marathon Swim Results
GOLD Eva Risztov (HUN) 1:56:48.2
SILVER Haley Anderson (USA) 1:56:48.6
BRONZE Martina Grimaldi (ITA) 1:56:41.8
4. Keri-Anne Payne (GBR) 1:56:42.2
5. Angela Maurer (GER) 1:56:52.8
6. Ophelie Aspord (FRA) 1:58:44.1
6. Olga Beresnyeva (UKR) 1:58:44.4
8. Erika Villaecija (ESP) 1:58:49.5
9. Jana Pechanova (CZE) 1:58:52.8
10. Anna Guseva (RUS) 1:58:54.0
11. Melissa Gorman (AUS) 1:58:54.1
12. Karla Sitic (CRO) 1:58:54.6
14. Yumi Kida (JPN) 1:58:59.1
14. Yanel Pinto (VEN) 1:59:05.8
15. Natalia Charlos (POL) 1:59:58.6
16. Heidi Gan (MAS) 2:00:45.0
16. Cecilia Biagioli (ARG) 2:01:02.2
18. Zsofia Balazs (CAN) 2:01:16.8
19. Swann Oberson (SUI) 2:01:48.0
20. Wing Yung Natasha Terri Tang (HKG) 2:02:44.4
21. Lizeth Rueda Santos (MEX) 2:02:46.1
22. Marianna Lymperta (GRE) 2:04:26.5
Poliana Okimoto (BRA) DNF
Jessica Roux (RSA) DNF
Yanqiao Fang (CHN) DNS
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9. Olive Conroy, ice/winter swimmer from Ireland
10. Anna DeLozier, ice/winter swimmer from the USA
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18. Bárbara Hernández Huerta, winter/extreme swimmer from Chile
19. Bridgette Hobart, event organizer and marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
20. Elaine Howley, marathon/charity/ice swimmer and writer from the USA
21. Linda Kaiser, channel swimmer, advisor and administrator from the USA
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24. Tita Llorens, marathon/channel swimmer from Spain
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46. Penny Palfrey, channel/marathon/extreme swimmer from Australia
48. Ranie Pearce, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
49. Cheryl Reinke, marathon swimmer from the USA
40. Charlotte Samuels, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
41. Susan Simmons, marathon swimmer with Multiple Sclerosis from Canada
42. Kate Steels-Fryatt, polar ice miler and ice/winter swimmer from Great Britain
44. Sarah Thomas, marathon/extreme swimmer from the USA
44. Nora Toledano Cadena, marathon/channel/cross-border swimmer from Mexico
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46. Wendy Trehiou, marathon/channel swimmer from Great Britain (Jersey)
46. Wendy Van De Sompele, marathon swimmer and administrator from the USA
48. Samantha Whelpton, winter/ice swimmer from South Africa
49. Sabrina Wiedmer, ice/winter/marathon/channel swimmer from Switzerland
50. Julia Wittig, ice/winter swimmer from Germany
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