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Anna
Bader
GermanyGermany, GER
High diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
12 December 1983
Height
165 cm
Family
Partner Kris Kolanus, daughter Roksana
Residence
Halle, GER
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Entertainment Industry, Teacher
Languages
English, German, Spanish
Higher education
English, Geography, Language Studies - Spanish - University of Mainz: Germany

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried diving at age 13 and began high diving at age 17 in Jamaica. Her first elite high diving competition was the 2005 World High Diving Federation [WHDF] European Championships in Ponte Brolla, Switzerland.
Why this sport?
She was a keen gymnast growing up, so making the transition to diving was natural.
Club / Team
SSV Halle: Germany
Name of coach
Norman Becker [club]; Kris Kolanus [personal, partner]

General Interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Keep on learning. If we stop learning, it's time for a change." (ahlanlive.com, 15 Oct 2012)
Other sports
She competed in gymnastics at national level until age 13. (annabader.com, 20 May 2015)
Famous relatives
Her mother Angelika represented West Germany in gymnastics at the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games. Her partner Kris Kolanus has competed in high diving for Poland. (swr.de, 25 Jul 2017; morgenweb.de, 06 Feb 2012)
Other information
MATERNITY BREAK
In 2016 She took a break from competition in 2016 as she was pregnant with her daughter Roksana, who was born in September that year. She returned to competition in 2017. (zeit.de, 29 Jul 2017; swr.de, 25 Jul 2017)

EXPERIENCE ABROAD
She has previously worked in Macau, China, diving at a show called House of Dancing Water. She has also worked as a living statue in Barcelona, Spain. (fudder.de, 20 Aug 2013; cliffdiving.eu, 06 Jul 2012)

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