(born 20 July 1981 in Berlin
) is a German rower
. Engelmann started rowing at age 9 because his father was the President of a rowing club in Berlin. He continued training while earning his pre-diploma in economics at school, and was a member of the German national squad.
Engelmann became world champion in the eight
in 2006, won the silver medal in the 2002 and 2007 World Championships, and won bronze twice, in 2001 and 2005. He placed fourth in the Summer Olympic Games in 2004
. Engelmann is also a former World Under–23 champion from 2000 and was the overall world cup winner in 2001–2003 and 2005. In 2005, Engelmann was a member of the Dortmund crew that won the Grand Challenge Cup
at Henley Royal Regatta
. He also rowed for Cambridge University
in the 2006 Boat Race
(losing against Oxford). He competed as a member of the winning Cambridge Crew in the 2007 Boat Race, where he weighed in at , the heaviest rower ever to compete in the contest.
In July 2007 Engelmann did not complete his academic course and instead returned to the German national rowing team to prepare for the Beijing Olympics.
In May 2010, Engelmann took part in the game show Schlag den Raab
. He was, however, unsuccessful... Read More