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HERDER Philipp
Germany
GER
Title
Mr
Lastname
HERDER
Firstname
Philipp
Gender
male
Country
Germany
Place of birth
Berlin
Year of birth
1992 (29 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Men's Artistic Gymnastics
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Occupation
Athlete, Student
Education
Physics - Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Spoken languages
German
Club
SC Berlin [Germany]
Coach
Andreas Hirsch [national], GER (faz.net, 05 Oct 2017)
International senior debut
2014 for Germany (dtb-online.de, 20 Sep 2015; hauptstadtsport.tv, 08 Oct 2016)
Injuries
In May 2019 he injured his neck after falling. He tore the anterior longitudinal ligament between the fourth and fifth cervical vertebrae. He recovered in time for the German championships in August 2019. (taz.de, 23 Jul 2019)

In 2011 part of a disc between the fifth and sixth cervical vertebrae had to be removed and replaced with two fused vertebrae. He temporarily retired from gymnastics. (taz.de, 23 Jul 2019)
National Team
2014 (hauptstadtsport.tv, 08 Oct 2016)
Start sporting career
He took up the sport at age seven. (hu-berlin.de, 03 Aug 2016)
Reason for taking up the sport
"A coach from SC Berlin came to search for talent at my school. I remember that they asked me to come and do a try-out training session. I went and never looked back." (hauptstadtsport.tv, 08 Oct 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (morgenpost.de, 19 Apr 2017)
Trainings
He trains twice a day, for a total of six hours. He uses the rest of the day for recovery, including physiotherapy and sauna sessions. (taz.de, 23 Jul 2019; tagesspiegel.de, 12 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
German gymnasts Fabian Hambuchen and Marcel Nguyen. (taz.de, 23 Jul 2019)
Additional information
General
BREAK FROM GYMNASTICS
In 2011 he had surgery on his neck, removing a disc and replacing it with two fused vertebrae. He said he had given up on continuing the sport. His trainer convinced him to return to the gym and he took part in the 2014 World Championships in Nanning, People's Republic of China. "At first I was afraid that it would lead to paraplegia, because I could not move. In my head, I had finished. I abandoned the sport." (taz.de, 23 Jul 2019)

ALTERNATE IN RIO
He was an alternate for the German team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "I was able to experience everything with the team, but I missed out on competing. At the next Olympic Games I want to be competing. That is my biggest dream." (hauptstadtsport.tv, 08 Oct 2016)

NOT ABOUT WINNING
He says he competes in gymnastics to improve and feel good, not to win. "I'm not in gymnastics for winning. When doing gymnastics, the smallest details are needed to make complicated and spectacular exercises possible. If it comes off, that's a fantastic feeling. Actually, all I care about is getting better and getting that feeling. What also makes the sport so attractive is the range of movement patterns. I could never imagine being a [track and field] athlete or a swimmer and monotonously running or swimming laps." (tagesspiegel.de, 12 Jul 2019)

Last update : 2020-03-18

Olympic Games

2021 - Games of the XXXII Olympiad TOKYO (JPN)

All-Around
Rank Final
23
Score Final
78.565 
Rank Qualif.
27
Score Qualif.
82.432 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
34
Score Qualif.
13.733
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
41
Score Qualif.
13.233
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
47
Score Qualif.
13.333
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
33
Score Qualif.
14.500
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
46
Score Qualif.
13.100
Team
Rank Final
8
Score Final
238.495
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
249.929
World Championships

2019 - 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
53
Score Qualif.
79.364 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
45
Score Qualif.
13.933
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
127
Score Qualif.
11.800
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
76
Score Qualif.
13.133
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
105
Score Qualif.
13.166
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
40
Score Qualif.
13.566
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
246.508

2018 - 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships DOHA (QAT)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
162
Score Qualif.
51.732 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
148
Score Qualif.
12.466
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
51
Score Qualif.
12.200
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
32
Score Qualif.
14.300
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
76
Score Qualif.
12.766
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
241.935

2017 - 47th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships MONTREAL (CAN)

All-Around
Rank Final
18
Score Final
80.166 
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
79.831 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
27
Score Qualif.
13.766
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
43
Score Qualif.
13.033
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
55
Score Qualif.
13.200
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
36
Score Qualif.
13.866
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
83
Score Qualif.
11.866

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

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
212
Score Qualif.
57.565 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
78
Score Qualif.
14.066
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
70
Score Qualif.
13.833
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
35
Score Qualif.
14.566
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
35
Score Qualif.
15.100
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
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
216
Score Qualif.
55.640 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
61
Score Qualif.
14.600
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
196
Score Qualif.
11.966
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
55
Score Qualif.
14.466
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
50
Score Qualif.
14.608
Team
Rank Final
8
Score Final
256.160
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
348.643
Continental Championships

2017 - 7th European Individual Championships CLUJ NAPOCA (ROU)

All-Around
Rank Final
10
Score Final
81.305 
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
81.699 

2016 - 32nd European Championships 2016 BERN (SUI)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
54
Score Qualif.
57.766 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
14.400
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
34
Score Qualif.
14.100
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
15.133
Team
Rank Final
5
Score Final
256.411
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
256.262

2015 - 6th European Individual Championships 2015 MONTPELLIER (FRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
65
Score Qualif.
68.131 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
19
Score Qualif.
14.533
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
74
Score Qualif.
12.266
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
44
Score Qualif.
13.700
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
49
Score Qualif.
13.766
World Cup qualifying for OG

2019 - 44th Turnier der Meister FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup COTTBUS (GER)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
34
Score Qualif.
13.033
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
23
Score Qualif.
13.433
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
13.833
World / Challenge Cup

2018 - American Cup Individual All-Around FIG World Cup 2018 CHICAGO ILLINOIS (USA)

All-Around
Rank Final
4
Score Final
81.965 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Test Events Olympic Games

2016 - Aquece Rio Final Gymnastics Qualifier (Test Event) RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
73
Score Qualif.
71.164 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
30
Score Qualif.
14.466
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
32
Score Qualif.
14.033
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
40
Score Qualif.
14.066
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
56
Score Qualif.
14.233
Team
Rank Final
1
Score Final
350.609
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
World / Challenge Cup

2014 - World Challenge Cup 2014 ANADIA (POR)

Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
13.850
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
14.000