Aubock Heads Up Austrian World Championships Roster

The Austrian Swimming Federation (Österreichischer Schwimmverband) has finally revealed its 11-strong lineup for the 2019 World Championships kicking off just about 3 weeks from now in Gwangju, Korea.

Across the disciplines of pool swimming, open water swimming and artistic swimming, the federation has nominated 6 women and 5 mean for a total of 11 Austrian athletes.

ÖOSV TEAM AT THE WORLDWIDE IN GWANGJU

Swimming:
AUBÖCK Felix
BAYER Valentin
REITSHAMMER Bernhard,
TABER Patrick
GRABOWSKI Lena
KAHLER Marlene
PILHATSCH Caroline

Open Water Swimming:
BRANDL David

Artistic Swimming:
ALEXANDRI Anna-Maria, Eirini Marina (Duett) und Vassiliki (Solo/Duett Reserve)

The swimmers are heading to a joint training camp with the Czech Republic team in Osaka, Japan before moving on to Gwangju via Seoul.

Austria came away medal-less at the 2017 edition of the FINA World Aquatics Championships after having sent 1 diver, 1 open water swimmer, 3 artistic swimmers and 4 swimmers. Aubock finished the highest of any Austrian aquatic athlete in Budapest, claiming 5th place in both the men’s 400m free and 800m free individual events.

However, currently, its Austrian national record holder Caroline Pilhatsch who appears on the current season world rankings, holding the #10 slot in the women’s 50m back (27.85).

 

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B1G Daddy
1 year ago

Auboeck was the fastest man in the 400m Prelims at Worlds in 2017. He’s raced fairly well, under the radar in Indianapolis last month. He just has this way, as he has in a pair of tremendous NCAA 1650’s, to peak at a very high level. He has one year left at Michigan, but I’m curious how he’s approaching the Olympic year.

The thing he did finishing the 1650 in a 1:37 from push is just outrageous to me and speaks to how good he can be when he finds his rhythm. You knew how ridiculous it was when it blew Connor Jaeger’s mind. Excited to see what he has in store with some rest.

Go Blue!

Austinpoolboy
Reply to  B1G Daddy
1 year ago

When he is on, he’s very dangerous

QuickMaths
Reply to  Austinpoolboy
1 year ago

When he’s fast, he’s very speedy

Bossanova
1 year ago

I wonder what body part he would give to win at world championships.

Hope he does well!

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