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HAMBUECHEN Fabian
Germany
GER
Title
Mr
Lastname
HAMBUECHEN
Firstname
Fabian
Gender
male
Country
Germany
Place of birth
Bergisch Gladbach
Year of birth
1987 (34 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Men's Artistic Gymnastics
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Nickname
Fabi (FIG, 14 Jul 2004)
Occupation
Athlete
Education
Sport Studies - German Sport University, Cologne, GER
Spoken languages
English, French, German
Club
TSG Wetzlar Niedergirmes [Germany]
Coach
Wolfgang Hambuchen [father], GER; Andreas Hirsch [national], GER (dtb-online.de, 21 Mar 2016; wz.de, 12 Jan 2016)
International senior debut
1999 for Germany (FIG, 14 Jul 2004)
Injuries
He suffered a shoulder injury in February 2016. The injury meant he was unable to compete the following month at the World Cup event in Stuttgart, Germany. (hessenschau.de, 10 Mar 2016)

He suffered a finger injury while participating at the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. He was able to carry on competing at the event with a taped finger and won two medals. (abendblatt.de, 20 Jun 2015; hessenschau.de, 24 Jun 2015)

In January 2011 he tore his left Achilles tendon and underwent surgery. The injury limited him to four events at the 2010 World Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (intlgymnast.com, 16 Jan 2011)

He withdrew from the 2009 World Championships in London, England, after rolling his ankle during training for the event. A scan revealed a ruptured ligament. (International Gymnast, 12 Oct 2009)
Start sporting career
He took up gymnastics in 1992 in Wetzlar, Germany. (Welt Spiele, 09 Jul 2007)
Reason for taking up the sport
He was introduced to the sport by his father. (Welt Spiele, 09 Jul 2007)
Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold on high bar at the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. (sport1.de, 20 Jun 2015)
Hero / Idol
US boxer Muhammad Ali, Dutch gymnast Epke Zonderland. (welt.de, 30 Oct 2015)
Philosophy / Motto
"I don't have to be what you want me to be." (fabianhambuechen.de, 29 Jul 2008)
Additional information
Awards
In July 2015 he was presented with a World University Sports Award prior to the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (eurosport.de, 02 Jul 2015)

He was named the 2007 Male Sportsman of the Year in Germany. (International Gymnast, 12 Oct 2009)

General
RETIREMENT PLANS
He wants to be a gymnastics trainer after his career. He thinks there are not enough qualified trainers for the talents in Germany. ''I thought I would like a life without gymnastics after my career but I found out that I love the sport too much to leave it.'' (faz.net, 17 Mar 2015)

Last update : 2016-09-23

Olympic Games

2016 - Games of the XXXI Olympiad RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
68
Score Qualif.
44.740 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
43
Score Qualif.
14.041
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.766
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.533
Team
Rank Final
7
Score Final
261.275
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
261.518

2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad LONDON (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
15
Score Final
87.765 
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
90.765 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
15.133
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
28
Score Qualif.
14.100
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
28
Score Qualif.
14.766
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
15.300
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
2
Score Final
16.400
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
15.633
Team
Rank Final
7
Score Final
268.019
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
270.888

2008 - Games of the XXIX Olympiad BEIJING (CHN)

All-Around
Rank Final
7
Score Final
91.675 
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
92.425 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
4
Score Final
15.650
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
15.800
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
16.037
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
4
Score Final
15.975
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
16.050
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
3
Score Final
15.875
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
16.200
Team
Rank Final
4
Score Final
274.600
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
365.675

2004 - Games of the XXVIII Olympiad ATHENS (GRE)

All-Around
Rank Final
23
Score Final
54.823 
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
56.061 
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
7
Score Final
9.700
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
9.737
Team
Rank Final
8
Score Final
167.372
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
226.980
World Championships

2015 - 46th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
27
Score Qualif.
85.498 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
14.866
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
206
Score Qualif.
11.466
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
49
Score Qualif.
14.333
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
32
Score Qualif.
15.133
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
7
Score Final
13.500
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
15.200
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
345.717

2014 - 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships NANNING (CHN)

All-Around
Rank Final
8
Score Final
88.564 
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
87.731 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
15.300
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
139
Score Qualif.
12.833
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
35
Score Qualif.
14.866
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
15.333
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
22
Score Qualif.
14.366
Team
Rank Final
8
Score Final
256.160
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
348.643

2013 - 44th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ANTWERP (BEL)

All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
89.332 
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
88.064 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
7
Score Final
15.300
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
15.266
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
93
Score Qualif.
12.366
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
14.866
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
27
Score Qualif.
15.000
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
2
Score Final
15.933
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
15.633

2011 - 43rd FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships TOKYO (JPN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
19
Score Qualif.
87.507 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
31
Score Qualif.
14.675
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
170
Score Qualif.
11.933
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
14.733
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
15.100
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
4
Score Final
16.233
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
15.500
Team
Rank Final
6
Score Final
263.926
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
354.132

2010 - 42nd FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ROTTERDAM (NED)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
205
Score Qualif.
59.866 
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
68
Score Qualif.
13.933
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
25
Score Qualif.
14.800
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
4
Score Final
15.366
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
15.433
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
3
Score Final
15.966
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
15.700
Team
Rank Final
3
Score Final
271.252
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
355.383

2007 - 40th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
2
Score Final
92.200 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Vault
Rank Final
6
Score Final
15.975
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
1
Score Final
16.250
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Team
Rank Final
3
Score Final
273.525
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
World / Challenge Cup

2014 - ENBW DTB World Cup 2014 C II STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
4
Score Final
89.031 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2014 - Tokyo Cup 2014 C II TOKYO (JPN)

All-Around
Rank Final
2
Score Final
90.231 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2014 - AT&T American Cup World Cup 2014 CII GREENSBORO (USA)

All-Around
Rank Final
4
Score Final
88.431 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
8
Score Final
14.033
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
7
Score Final
13.833
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Still Rings
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.900
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Vault
Rank Final
2
Score Final
15.133
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.866
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.666
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Continental Championships

2014 - European Championships 2014 SOFIA (BUL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
36
Score Qualif.
73.090 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
14.833
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
32
Score Qualif.
13.533
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
14.500
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
15.091
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
8
Score Final
5.125
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
15.133
Team
Rank Final
4
Score Final
260.711
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
254.627

2013 - 5th European individual Championships 2013 MOSCOW (RUS)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
52
Score Qualif.
56.633 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
14.900
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
59
Score Qualif.
12.300
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
14.633
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
6
Score Final
13.966
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
14.800
Multisport Events / Games

2015 - 1st European Games Baku 2015 BAKU (AZE)

All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
85.631 
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
87.432 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
15.100
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
15.033
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
32
Score Qualif.
13.300
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
14.633
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
14.400
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.533
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
15.633
Team
Rank Final
5
Score Final
172.796
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-