9 German swimmers cracked standards for European Championships so far

by Daniela Kapser 0

April 15th, 2018 Europe, International, News

The clock is ticking for the German swimmers because the qualification period for the European LC Championships 2018 will expire on April, 29th.

The Swim Cup Eindhoven and the Bergen Swim Festival were two of the last chances for the athletes to crack the nomination standards. The German Swimmining Federation (DSV) sent 35 swimmers officially to the Swim Cup including many youngsters who will try to qualify for the European LC Youth Championships in July in Helsinki.

The journey to Eindhoven was part of a cooperation with the Dutch Swimming Federation, Netherlands national squad will participate at the German Open which are held in Berlin from April 20 – 22.

The next weekend will count. SC World record holder Marco Koch couldn’t haven’t managed to fullfill the norm times in a prelim and final race at the same meet so far and also European SC and LC Champion and World LC Championships silver medalist Franziska Hentke was only near the nomination standards in the 200m butterfly.

The German Swimming Federation (DSV) lowered the standards for the relays. At the moment, all relays except the men’s 4x100m freestyle, will participate in Glasgow. This step has motivated many athletes to fight for the relay spots because normally relay swimmers also get a chance to compete in an individual event. It is allowed for every European Nation to enter up to FOUR athletes per event.

Florian Welllbrock not only stayed under the required norm at the Swim Open in Stockholm last weekend, he also improved a 27 year old German record and set a new 2018 World best time in the 1500 freestyle, posting 14:40,69. Wellbrock also could dip under the norm for swimmers born 1996 or later in the 400m and 800m freestyle. So did Henning Mühlleitner in the 400m freestyle with a time of 3:46,98.

Germany’s long distance pool swimmers have done a great job so far en route to participate in the 2018 European LC Championships: Sarah Köhler has qualified for the 800m and 1500m freestyle, Leonie Beck cracked the U23 standard in the 800m freestyle and Celine Rieder in the 1500m freestyle.

Damian Wierling was fast enough in the 50m freestyle (22,26). Philip Heintz posted the second fastest 200m IM time in the actual World ranking at the Bergen Swim Festival (1:56,67) and Johannes Hintze reached the goal time in the 400m IM at the Swim Cup in Eindhoven in his prelim’s race in 4:17,76.

 

Below you find the German nomination standards, the qualified swimmers.

Already qualified swimmers are printed in bold letters. Nomination times which are FASTER than the acutall German national record are printed in bold numbers.
Women Nomination time – Prelims Nomination time – Final German National Record
Event Born (year) Open/born 1996 or later Open/born 1996 or later
Fastest German in 2017/2018
50 Freestyle Köhler, Angelina 2000 00:25,56 0:24,82/0:25,18 0:24,53/0:25,05 00:23,73
100 Freestyle Bruhn, Annika 1993 00:54,76 0:54,50/0:54,90 0:53,53/0:54,63 00:52,07
200 Freestyle Bruhn, Annika 1993 01:58,71 1:57,74/1:58,68 1:56,63/1:58,09 01:55,68
400Freestyle Köhler, Sarah 1994 04:09,72 4:04,36/4:10,57** 04:05,84
800 Freestyle Köhler, Sarah, also qualified: Beck, Leonie 1997 08:20,53 8:25,55/8:38,56* 08:19,53
1500 Freestyle Köhler,Sarah, also qualified: Celine Rieder (2001) 1994 15:59,83 16:20,98/16:38,31 15:59,83
100 Breaststroke Steiger, Jessica 1992 01:07,77 1:07,32/1:07,58 1:06,73/1:07,24 01:07,01
200 Breaststroke Steiger, Jessica 1992 02:25,79 2:26,58/2:25,91 2:22,87/2:26,58 02:25,00
100 Backstroke Riedemann, Laura 1998 01:00,28 1:00,89/1:00,61 0:59,35/1:00,31 00:59,77
200 Backstroke Mensing, Jenny 1986 02:09,83 2:10,68/2:11,53 2:08,84/2:10,87 02:07,83
100 Butterfly Schmidtke, Aliena 1992 00:59,04 0:58,15/0:58,48 0:57,51/0:58,19 00:57,70
200 Butterfly Hentke, Franziska 1989 02:07,90 2:09,21/2:09,77 2:07,22/2:09,12 02:05,26
200 IM Wenk, Alexandra 1995 02:15,23 2:13,01/2:13,41 2:10,87/2:12,74 02:11,33
400  IM Hentke, Franziska 1989 04:47,98 4:36,54/4:43,06** 04:36,10
MEN
50 Freestyle Wierling, Damian 96 00:22,19 0:22,10/0:22,47 0:21,80/0:22,36 00:21,81
100 Freestyle Wierling, Damian 96 00:48,60 0:48,58/0:48,93 0:48,23/0:48,69 00:48,24
200 Freestyle Mühlleitner, Henning 97 01:47,80 1:47,15/1:47,73 1:46,23/1:47,19 01:42,00
400 Freestyle Mühlleitner, Henning, also qualified: Florian Wellbrock  97 03:46,98 3:45,43/3:48,15** 03:40,07
800  Freestyle Wellbrock, Florian 97 07:46,85 7:50,97/7:54,31* 07:46,85
1500 Freestyle Wellbrock, Florian 97 14:40,69 14:55,40/15:12,79* 14:40,69
100 Breaststroke Schwingenschlögl, Fabian 92 01:00,06 1:00,26/1:00,35 0:59,45/1:00,05 00:59,15
200Breaststroke Koch, Marco 90  02:09,49 2:11,26/2:11,11 2:08,20/2:10,45 02:07,47
100Backstroke Diener, Christian 93 00:54,74 0:53,99/0:54,06 0:53,34/0:53,79 00:52,27
200 Backstroke Diener, Christian 93 01:57,81 1:57,58/1:58,55 1:56,37/1:57,96 01:55,87
100 Butterfly Kusch, Marius 91 00:52,22 0:52,08/0:52,29 0:51,73/0:52,03 00:51,19
200 Butterfly Kunert, Alexander 98 01:57,42 1:56,72/1:57,28 1:56,03/1:56,69 01:56,24
200 IM Heintz, Philip 91 01:56,67 1:59,77/2:00,22 1:58,85/1:59,62 01:57,48
400 IM Hintze, Johannes  99 04:15,76 4:13,55/4:17,90** 04:12,08
* one time proof in the qualification period
** in a prelim’s race

 

 

 

 

 

 

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