Artem Selin Clocks 21.55 SCM 50 Free, Diener 50.77 1Back In Berlin


The penultimate night of competition at the 2019 German Short Course National Championships brought down the house, with Sarah Köhler firing off a World Record in the women’s 1500m free, Florian Wellbrock producing a new German national record in the 800m free and Sven Schwarz putting up a World Junior Record in the 800m free.

You can read more about these monumental swims below:

Several other German Age Records bit the dust before the night was through, however, as athletes were putting their Short Course European Championships bids on the line tonight in Berlin.

European Junior Champion Artem Selin got it done in the men’s 50m free this evening, logging a new lifetime best effort of 21.55. That overtook his newly-minted age record of 21.68 the 16-year-old registered just this morning.

His outing this evening represents a time good enough for Glasgow, dipping under the 21.65 needed for the December meet. Selin was the only one to do so on the men’s side, with runner-up Christoph Fildebrandt falling short in 21.82.

The women’s race also saw a German Age Record go down, courtesy of Angelina Köhler‘s time of 24.64. That garnered the 19-year-old a 4th place finish, falling just .04 outside the 24.60 QT needed for Glasgow.

Getting the qualification, however, were a trio of podium placers in the form of Lisa Hopink, Jessica Felsner and Jessica Steiger. Hopink led the way in a time of 24.37, edging out runner-up Felsner by only .02. Steiger wasn’t too far behind in 24.55 to round out the top 3.

16-year-old Zoe Vogelmann raced her way to gold in the women’s 200m IM, blowing away her PB of 2:11.51 logged just this morning. This makes Vogelmann the fastest 16-year-old in German history en route to qualifying for the European Short Course Championships.

Silver medalist in the race tonight, Marie Pietruschka, will join her in Glasgow, hitting the wall in 2:09.95 to also clear the 2:11.00 QT.

18-year-old Anna Elendt also nailed a new Age Record en route to 50m breast gold this evening. The 7th place finisher in this event at this year’s long course World Championships produced a time here of 30.52, a new lifetime best, while Hopink was back in the water and took silver in 30.78.

The 100m breast victor here in Berlin, Steiger, took 50m breast bronze in 30.80 straight off her 50m free.

Additional Winners:

  • Philip Heintz will get a chance to defend his 200m IM gold medal from the 2017 European Short Course Championships, as he took gold easily tonight in 1:54.25 to qualify. Behind him in the final here was Ramon Klenz, who touched in 1:56.05 to finish just .05 outside the QT.
  • The men’s 50m breast saw Max Ziemann and Peter Stevens both get under the 27-second threshold to finish 1-2. Ziemann registered 26.64 for gold, while Stevens was 26.82.
  • Laura Riedemann split 28.15/29.71 to muster a winning mark of 57.86 in the women’s 100m backstroke, leading Nadine Laemmler who clocked 57.74. Both women qualify for Glasgow with their performances.
  • Christian Diener was the 100m back winner for the men, hitting the wall in 50.77, less than a second off of the German national record of 49.94 that’s been on the books since 2009.

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3 years ago

Artem SELIN is so good in the free raw speed that deserves a correct title..
He has a lot of room for improvement both physically and in some techical details, but he’s already incredible in increasing so quickly the speed after an average dive. That’s talent.
Zoe Vogelmann is already fairly strong in every stroke. She has a lot of work to do on her turns and underwaters and an efficient management of the effort, so her 2.08.97 is very encouraging.

Reply to  nuotofan
3 years ago

SELIN !!!!

Leo Galitz
3 years ago

Er ist ARTEM SELIN !!!!

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