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Timo Piontek

Quad Scull
Max Appel
  • 2019: Bronze at the Worldcup III in M4x
  • 2018: Overall World Cup winner in M2x
  • 2018: 5th place at the World Championships in M2x

  • 2019: Bronze at the Worldcup III in M4x
  • 2018: Overall World Cup winner in M2x
  • 2018: 5th place at the World Championships in M2x

Trophy Collector and husband

Timo was able to win several German- as well as international trophies, both in the U19 and the U23 Youth Championships. Most of his trophies were won in the double our quadruple scull, which he feels most comfortable in. Even his wife Sally was able to experience his rowing skills herself when Timo was taking her on a row on the German river Mosel right after their wedding last fall. This season, Timo has impressively demonstrated that he is doing really well in the single, as well as in the bigger boats. However, after he could not win the double scull decision together with Lars Hartig, he was seated in the quad scull and is there very important. Can he finally win a a medal at the World Championship?

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  • Place of birth: Dorsten
  • Club: Koblenzer RC Rhenania 1877/1921 e.V.
  • Occupation: Police Commissioner of the State Police Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Inside: He is an absolute early bird

More from Timo Piontek



15 German scullers, 3 boat classes and only 7 seats available. The young scullers have a long and hard way ahead of them. Who will make it into which boat and fulfill his dream of the Olympic Games?

Time to Tokyo 2020


Trailer for the Web Series


Step test with Dr. Gunnar Treff

Before the selection process starts, all athletes have to do different tests. Typical for rowing is the step test, which is conducted by the performance diagnosticians several times a year .


“ROW TRIP” – Episode 04 (Part 1)

The rowing soul is delighted, because the athletes like to rowing most with their boats on glassy water and sunny weather. But also a training camp has its rules.


“ROW TRIP” – Episode 04 (Part 2)

Oliver Zeidler, Stephan Krüger, Tim Ole Naske – those are three contenders for the seat in the single scull. Each of them has his very own strengths. In Erba they practice head-to-head.


“ROW TRIP” – Episode 04 (Part 3)

In the end the coaches select the rowers for the boats. The double scull could become highly competitive. Only the most successful boat of the last years causes some worries.


Ergometer-test // selection – part 1

The ergometer test is the starting point of the selection and well known in the world of rowing: 2,000 meters – human vs. machine.


Pretest single scull / selection – part 2

More than just a final rehearsal for the German Championship in Cologne: the single scull races in Hamburg-Allermöhe.


“SHOWDOWN IN COLOGNE” – Episode 05 (Part 1)

The German Championships are not just about the title. Already in the quarter-finals, there is a hard fight for a place among the first twelve. Not everyone achieves this goal.


“SHOWDOWN IN COLOGNE” – Episode 05 (Part 2)

In the finale of the German Small Boat Championships it comes to the final decision. But Oliver Zeidler leaves no doubt that there can be only one champion.


“TEAMPLAYER” – Episode 06

Lars Hartig and Timo Piontek are the top dogs in the fight for the double scull. They are boat partners and good friends at the same time. That’s also why they want to fulfill their big dream together.


“DOUBLE TROUBLE” – Episode 07

The highlight of the fight for the double scull takes place in Duisburg! Lars Hartig and Timo Piontek against Stephan Krüger and Tim Ole Naske. A hard fight, with a lot of tension and big emotions.


“FAR AWAY” – Episode 13

Professional sport means above all renouncement. Timo Piontek, for whom last year was anything but easy, knows that too. At the World Championships in Linz everything goes well for him and the quad – until the final race.


“IN & OUT – Episode 08

The role of a spareman is ungrateful for every competitive athlete. Therefore the European Championship was for Stephan Riemekasten one of the most difficult regatta of his rowing career.


Sleepless nights

Head coach Marcus Schwarzrock is not satisfied with the performance at the European Championships. He sets first changes in the quadruple scull.


“DOUBLE KNOT” – Episode 12

Rarely has the international field of competitors been so strong and close together in the double sculls as this season. For Stephan and TOle, the World Championships is not really smooth, but the big goal, Tokyo 2020, is tangible.

Milestones from Timo Piontek