6 Germans under nomination standards on night 3 at German Nationals


  • Thursday, May 5 – Sunday, May 8, 2016
  • Prelims: 9 am local, Finals: 5 pm local, on Sunday: 4 pm local
  • Schwimm- und Sprunghalle im Europa-Sportpark (SSE)
  • Eventpage
  • Schedule
  • Start lists
  • Results


Short reminder of German Olympic qualification procedure: The 2016 German National Championships are the first part of a two-step nomination procedure for the Olympic Games. The athletes had to swim defined times at National Championships in prelims and in finals. All swimmers who achieve the times will be part of the so-called “long list” and must inform German Head Coach Henning Lambertz in the period of one week after German Nationals in which meet they want to confirm the required performance of the nomination process: at one of the three meets of the Mare Nostrum tour or the German Open. They can only choose ONE of these four possibilities. For this meet, other times are set which are approximately 1,5 % slower than those at German nationals. All swimmers who reach the times and have also finished first or second at the German National Championships will qualify for Rio.

After three days of finals in Berlin, here are the swimmers who have achieved both the prelims and finals qualifying times in order to appear on the “long list” for future consideration on the third day:


Women’s 200 m Butterfly

Franziska Hentke in 2:05,77

Women’s 200 m Backstroke

Lisa Graf in 2:08,98

Women’s 200 m IM
Alexandra Wenk in 2:11,33 NEW GERMAN NATIONAL RECORD

Men’s 200 m backstroke
Jan-Philip Glania in 1:56,01
Christian Diener in1:57,46

Men’s 200 m IM

Philip Heintz in 1:58,31

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