Date of birth: 04.09.1990
Career start: 2002
Breakfast routine: a Ginger Ninja Smoothie every morning
Favourite Bowl: Açaí Bowl
Favourite topping: nuts & fresh fruit
Who are you and what are you doing?
I'm Moritz Schenkel, 28 years old and a national water polo player. As a goalkeeper, I'm the backbone of both my Waspo Hannover team and the national team. In addition to sports, I study business administration.
What does your typical daily routine look like?
My day starts at 7:30 am with a balanced breakfast, after which I go to training. After training, not only is a Wholey smoothie waiting for me, but also the university. In the evening it's back to training, first in the gym and then in the water. For me, a certain routine in the daily routine is extremely important, we travel a lot and, whether in the Champions League or with the national team, it often becomes very stressful and that's exactly what helps me with this continuity.
What has been the best moment in your career so far?
I think there are many good moments in a competitive athlete's career. My first German championship in 2013 is certainly just as much a part of it as the first outing at the 2013 World Cup. We won the triple of championship, cup and Supercup with Waspo Hannover in 2018 and qualified for the 2019 World Cup in South Korea in the same year. Each of these events was an incredible experience.
What is important to you in your diet?
Above all, my diet has to fit into my daily routine and provide me with enough energy for my sport. I pay close attention to regional origins and optimal use for me as an athlete. Unfortunately, travel options are often very limited.
How do you spend your free time?
In my free time I try to spend time with my friends and family as often as possible. I also like to go skiing.
"You recognize me from afar ...?"
"... most people recognize me by my height, with 2.03 m you are noticed very quickly."
"If I weren't an athlete, would I be ...?"
"... then I would certainly still do something for sport in Germany."