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TOBA Andreas
Germany
GER
Title
Mr
Lastname
TOBA
Firstname
Andreas
Gender
male
Country
Germany
Place of birth
Gehrden
Year of birth
1990 (31 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Men's Artistic Gymnastics
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Nickname
Hero de Janeiro, Andy, Andi (Instagram profile, 15 Sep 2019; lr-online.de, 23 Nov 2017; ndr.de, 11 Sep 2017)
Occupation
Athlete
Education
Sport Studies
Family
Partner Daniela Potapova
Spoken languages
English, German, Romanian
Club
TK Hannover [GER] / TV Schwabisch Gmund-Wetzgau [GER]
Coach
Paul Schneider [Gmund-Wetzgau]; Andreas Hirsch [national]; Adrian Catanoiu [personal], ROU (dtb.de, 07 Aug 2018; dtb.de, 08 Jul 2018; tv-wetzgau.de, 23 Dec 2017)
Sporting relatives
His partner Daniela Potapova has represented Germany in rhythmic gymnastics, and competed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. His father Marius Toba competed in artistic gymnastics at international level. He represented Romania at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul before competing for Germany at the 1996 Games in Atlanta and the 2000 Games in Sydney. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Apr 2020; Instagram profile, 15 Sep 2019)
Injuries
In February 2018 he injured the meniscus in his left knee while at a training camp in the Republic of Korea. (handelsblatt.com, 14 Feb 2018)

He underwent two operations on the meniscus in his right knee in early 2017. (saarbruecker-zeitung.de, 05 Apr 2017; nnn.de, 09 Feb 2017)

He tore the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in his left knee at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (tagesspiegel.de, 28 Sep 2016; spiegel.de, 07 Aug 2016)

He underwent surgery on a meniscus tear in his knee in February 2016. (gymmedia.de, 08 Mar 2016)
Start sporting career
He joined his first training group at age five. (planet-beruf.de, 03 May 2017)
Reason for taking up the sport
His father was an Olympic gymnast and introduced him to the sport. "It was actually impossible for me not to become a gymnast. It was put into my cradle. Not only did I have the example right in front of me, but I also wanted to do it on my own initiative." (gymnastics.sport, 05 Mar 2020; munzinger.de, 01 Oct 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, and to become a coach. (svz.de, 26 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
His father, and coach Adrian Catanoiu. (Facebook page, 18 Aug 2019; svz.de, 26 Sep 2016)
Awards
He was named 2016 Sportsman of the Year in the state of Lower Saxony, Germany. (neuepresse.de, 10 Feb 2017)
Additional information
General
HERO DE JANEIRO
At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro he tore the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in his left knee during his floor routine of the team event. Despite the injury, he competed on the second apparatus [pommel horse], which helped the German team qualify for the final. As a result of his performance, German media dubbed him the 'Hero de Janeiro'. "I wanted to do this for the team. I couldn't compete in the final, but I was there to support the team." (tagesspiegel.de, 28 Sep 2016; spiegel.de, 07 Aug 2016)

FUTURE PLANS
He says he plans to become a gymnastics coach after his competitive career. "The sport has given me so much, and I want to do something in return. Without my coach Adrian Catanoiu I wouldn't be the person that I am today, so to become a coach is my goal." (svz.de, 26 Sep 2016)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
In August 2017 he opened a cafe in Hanover, Germany, named 'Hero's', with his friend and restaurateur Murat Yildirim. The cafe has since closed. "We've known each other since we were at nursery school and had already spoken about doing a joint project later in life. We did not have any thought that it should became a Plan B, if I couldn't continue gymnastics. 'Hero's' was like a hobby to us. We tried it. Some things did not go to plan, and we decided to focus on other things." (focus.de, 31 Aug 2017; intlgymnast.com, 01 Oct 2019)

Last update : 2020-04-10

Olympic Games

2021 - Games of the XXXII Olympiad TOKYO (JPN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
30
Score Qualif.
82.166 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
62
Score Qualif.
12.833
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
29
Score Qualif.
13.700
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
31
Score Qualif.
13.733
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
40
Score Qualif.
14.100
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
13.800
Team
Rank Final
8
Score Final
238.495
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
249.929

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

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
30.499 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
72
Score Qualif.
1.633
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
32
Score Qualif.
14.233
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
26
Score Qualif.
14.633
Team
Rank Final
7
Score Final
261.275
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
261.518

2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad LONDON (GBR)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
65
Score Qualif.
13.133
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
14.900
Team
Rank Final
7
Score Final
268.019
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
270.888
Test Events Olympic Games

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

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
88.098 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
30
Score Qualif.
14.466
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
14.733
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
14.800
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
30
Score Qualif.
14.633
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
14.300
Team
Rank Final
1
Score Final
350.609
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
World Championships

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

All-Around
Rank Final
19
Score Final
81.640 
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
82.781 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
64
Score Qualif.
13.633
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
25
Score Qualif.
13.566
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
26
Score Qualif.
14.000
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
54
Score Qualif.
13.800
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
35
Score Qualif.
13.616
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.
119
Score Qualif.
65.666 
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
57
Score Qualif.
12.033
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
14.133
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
56
Score Qualif.
13.800
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
144
Score Qualif.
11.800
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
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
140
Score Qualif.
25.833 
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
47
Score Qualif.
12.933
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
65
Score Qualif.
12.900

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

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
182
Score Qualif.
70.432 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
92
Score Qualif.
13.900
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
125
Score Qualif.
13.200
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
29
Score Qualif.
14.633
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
61
Score Qualif.
13.966
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
16
Score Final
86.264 
Rank Qualif.
22
Score Qualif.
86.640 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
40
Score Qualif.
14.900
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
42
Score Qualif.
14.333
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
34
Score Qualif.
14.875
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
92
Score Qualif.
14.000
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
33
Score Qualif.
14.066
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
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
83
Score Qualif.
56.566 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
91
Score Qualif.
13.000
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
27
Score Qualif.
14.400
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
35
Score Qualif.
14.400
World Cup AA qualifying for OG

2020 - American Cup All-Around FIG World Cup 2020 MILWAUKEE (USA)

All-Around
Rank Final
12
Score Final
77.130 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
World Cup qualifying for OG

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

Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
19
Score Qualif.
13.800
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
13.733

2018 - 43rd Turnier der Meister FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup COTTBUS (GER)

Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
13.533
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
13.700
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
13.533
World / Challenge Cup

2017 - 42nd Turnier der Meister FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup COTTBUS (GER)

Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
19
Score Qualif.
12.233
Still Rings
Rank Final
8
Score Final
13.733
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
13.933
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
12.966

2017 - FIG World Challenge Cup - 20th Internationaux de France 2017 PARIS (FRA)

Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
13.700
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
13.800

2016 - 40th TURNIER DER MEISTER World Challenge Cup 2016 COTTBUS (GER)

Still Rings
Rank Final
8
Score Final
13.933
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
14.850
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
13.900
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
6
Score Final
13.400
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.800

2015 - World Challenge Cup 2015 SAO PAULO (BRA)

Pommel Horse
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.400
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
14.150
Still Rings
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.650
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
14.400
Vault
Rank Final
8
Score Final
13.750
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
14.050
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.925
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
14.600

2014 - 38th Turnier Der Meister World Challenge Cup 2014 COTTBUS (GER)

Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
14.333
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
14.300
Vault
Rank Final
6
Score Final
14.462
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.549
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
8
Score Final
13.525
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
14.500
Continental Championships

2021 - 9th European Individual Championships BASEL (SUI)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
72
Score Qualif.
55.499 
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
13.433
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
27
Score Qualif.
13.633
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
19
Score Qualif.
14.000
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
2
Score Final
13.833
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.433

2019 - 8th European Individual Championships SZCZECIN (POL)

All-Around
Rank Final
11
Score Final
82.231 
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
82.265 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
62
Score Qualif.
13.233
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
23
Score Qualif.
13.466
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
13.900
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
13.933
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
39
Score Qualif.
13.333

2018 - 33rd Senior European Championships GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
94
Score Final
39.099 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
23
Score Qualif.
13.666
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
14.200
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
79
Score Qualif.
11.233

2016 - 32nd European Championships 2016 BERN (SUI)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
65
Score Qualif.
55.757 
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
58
Score Qualif.
12.833
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
27
Score Qualif.
14.358
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
14.200
Team
Rank Final
5
Score Final
256.411
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
256.262

2014 - European Championships 2014 SOFIA (BUL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
74
Score Qualif.
54.599 
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
50
Score Qualif.
12.900
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
48
Score Qualif.
13.600
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
28
Score Qualif.
14.333
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
35
Score Qualif.
13.766
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
7
Score Final
85.431 
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
83.723 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
55
Score Qualif.
13.666
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
22
Score Qualif.
14.233
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
31
Score Qualif.
14.191
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
54
Score Qualif.
13.300
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
39
Score Qualif.
13.500
Multisport Events / Games

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

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
84.331 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
64
Score Qualif.
12.933
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
13.933
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
13.766
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
26
Score Qualif.
14.266
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
14.700
Team
Rank Final
5
Score Final
172.796
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-