Alexandra Wenk Breaks German Record in 100 Fly at European SC Champs

2015 EUROPEAN SHORT COURSE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS AT THE WINGATE INSTITUTE IN NETANYA, ISRAEL

Alexandra Wenk picked up her first international medal on Sunday at 2015 European Short Course Championships in Netanya, Israel, claiming bronze in the 100 meter butterfly with 56.43. That was the second time in as many days that Wenk broke the German national record in the event.

Coming into the meet, Wenk’s fastest time in the 100 fly was 57.18 and the German national record stood at 56.94; it had been set by Antje Buschschulte when she won the gold medal at the 2006 European Short Course Swimming Championships in Helskinki. On Saturday Wenk took down that mark, dipping under 57 seconds for the first time with 56.48. In Sunday’s final, Wenk was .05 faster, lowering her own German record before the ink was dry in the record books. Wenk’s reaction time in the final was .67, compared to .74 in the semi-final, accounting for some of the improvement over the first 50 meters.

Final Semi-final
26.89 27.00
29.54 29.48
56.43 56.48

With her third-place finish at Netanya, Wenk moves into the world’s top 5 for the season so far:

2015-2016 SCM Women 100 Fly

2Jeanette
OTTESEN
DEN55.1012/11
3Kelsi
WORRELL
USA55.4212/11
4Madeline
GROVES
AUS55.9311/27
4Siobhan-Marie
O'CONNOR
GBR55.9312/11
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