15 Munich Athletes Competing at Rio de Janeiro Olympics Photo: CCO Public Domain

15 Munich Athletes Competing at Rio de Janeiro Olympics

By  Friday, 5.8.2016, 16:07    News

The Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be officially opened tonight at the Maracana Stadium and 15 athletes born in the Bavarian capital or active at one of the Munich based sports clubs are going to take part in the Games, muenchen.de informed today, August 5, 2016. They also bring a list with all the names of the athletes with their respective sports discipline. They are:

Hannah Krüger - Hockey - Münchner SC

Ferdinand Gerz - Sailing - Segler Verein Wörthsee

Melanie Behringer – Football - FC Bayern München

Sara Däbritz - Football - FC Bayern München

Melanie Leupolz - Football - FC Bayern München

Leonie Maier - Football - FC Bayern München

Claudia Lichtenberg – Street cycling - Lotto Soudal Ladies

Christina Hering - Track - LG Stadtwerke München

Fabienne Kohlmann - Trak - LG Karlstadt-Gambach-Lohr

Tobias Englmaier - Judo - TSV München-Großhadern

Sebastian Seidl - Judo - TSV Abendsberg

Alexandra Wenk - Swimming - SG Stadtwerke München

Philipp Wolf - Swimming - SG Stadtwerke München

Florian Vogel - Swimming - SG Stadtwerke München

Marcel Nguyen - Gymnastics - KTV Straubenhardt

The site also points out some bonds between Munich and Rio de Janeiro. The distance between Rio de Janeiro and Munich is exactly 9,606.11 kilometres. That is about 15 times the route Munich - Hamburg. Nevertheless, there are points of contact between Bavaria and Brazil. Many associations in Munich have dedicated themselves to the dance and martial arts combination known as Capoeira. There are restaurants serving Brazilian delicacies, such as the "Ver-o-Peso" in the Rosenheimerstraße. And finally lived at least 2,369 Brazilians live in Munich, of which 1,562 are women, according to data from December 31, 2015.

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