2016 German International Championships (IDM)
- Wednesday, June 9 – Sunday, June 12, 2016
- Berlin, Germany
- Live results
A two-session opening day at the 2016 German International Championships (in German, the Internationale Deutsche Meisterschafter, or IDM) saw no less than 9 world records fall along with multiple national marks.
The morning session was mostly preliminary heats, but did feature timed finals of the 400 IM and 200 back. World records fell in all four of those races between the two genders.
Australia’s Timothy Hodge was the first, going 5:03.05 to win the meet’s first individual title in the men’s 400 IM and break the SM9 world record.
One event later, Germany’s Daniela Schulte blasted a world record in her home nation, going 6:06.35 from the SM11 class.
In the men’s 200 back, two world records fell at once. Italo Gomes Pereira was 2:39.32 for Brazil, breaking the S7 record and taking 4th overall. 17th in the final results was Andrew Lehmann of Germany, who went 2:32.32 to break the S14 record.
Finally, Scotland’s Abby Kane broke the S13 world record in the women’s 200 back. Her 2:31.34 took 5th overall.
And in heats of the women’s 100 breast, Elena Krawzow of Germany broke the SB13 world record in 1:16.23.
Three more world records fell in the evening finals session:
France’s Alodie Lorandi got into the mix with a 2:11.17 in the women’s S10 200 free. She also set the record in prelims, with a 2:12.27.
The women’s 100 fly title went to New Zealand’s Nikita Howarth in 1:18.65, a new S7 world record.
And in the men’s 100 breast, Colombian Carlos Daniel Serrano Zarate went 1:14.68 to win and set a new SB7 world mark.