Biedermann comes out with big 100 free win, two more age records fall at finals of German Nationals day three

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Paul Biedermann continues to impress in his return to the German swimming scene, taking another national championship on day 3 of the national championship meet in Berlin.

After a 400 free win on Friday, Biedermann put up a 48.31 to win the 100 Saturday, just missing the German record of 48.24 held by Marco di Carli.

That time does rank Biedermann in the top 5 in the world this year, though, sitting 5th behind Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian, Brazilian speedster Cesar Cielo and Aussie stars James Magnussen and Cameron McEvoy.

That 100 freestyle kicked off the meet, and Biedermann had to fight hard for that opening win, beating Steffen Deibler by just a couple tenths. Deibler’s 48.56 now sits 8th in the world.

2014 LCM Men 100 Free TYR World Ranking

2Cameron
McEVOY
AUS47.6504/03
3Zetao
NING
CHN47.7009/25
4Florent
MANAUDOU
FRA47.9808/22
5Nathan
ADRIAN
USA48.0806/14
6Cesar
CIELO
BRA48.1304/26
7Marco
ORSI
ITA48.1612/20
8Vladimir
MOROZOV
RUS48.2505/14
9Matheus
SANTANA
BRA48.25*WJR08/22
10Andrii
GRECHEN
RUS48.2508/18
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The women’s race went to Dorothea Brandt in 55.05, just beating Anika Bruhn by three tenths.

Deibler’s younger brother Markus went on to pick up a win later on in the 200 IM. His 1:58.00 knocked off the rest of the A final by almost 1.5 seconds, and moves him to 8th in the world.

(Update: we originally credited Steffen Deibler with the 200 IM win. The story has been updated, as it was his brother Markus who took the event.)

2014 LCM Men 200 IM TYR World Ranking

KosukeJPN
HAGINO
09/22
1.55.34
2Ryan
LOCHTE
USA1.56.0208/24
3Michael
PHELPS
USA1.56.0408/24
4Daiya
SETO
JPN1.57.0809/05
5Thiago
PEREIRA
BRA1.57.2312/18
6Conor
DWYER
USA1.57.4108/10
7Daniel
TRANTER
AUS1.57.6604/06
8Hiromsa
FUJIMORI
JPN1.57.7704/12
9Thomas
FRASER-HOLMES
AUS1.57.8804/06
10Chad
LE CLOS
RSA1.57.9404/11
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Also in that event, 14-year-old rising star Johannes Hintze broke another national age record. His 2:03.68 smashed the previous mark, listed on the German swimming website as 2:07.18, which Hintze went two months ago.  Hintze finished 6th overall.

The women’s 200 IM went to Theresa Michalak, back in Europe after her first semester with the U.S.’s Florida Gators of the NCAA. Michalak went 2:13.16 to easily top the field.

The first age record of the day came earlier in the meet: Julia Willers went 1:08.86 in the 100 breast to take down the 18-year-olds mark of 1:09.21. Willers was hot on the trail of the win, but wound up third overall, just a half-second out of gold. Caroline Ruhnau‘s 1:08.24 took the win with Vanessa Grimberg second in 1:08.48.

In the men’s race, Henrik Feldwehr cracked the minute barrier, going 59.81 to power away with the win over Marco Koch (1:00.08). Feldwehr, the national record-holder, now sits 5th in the world for 2014.

2014 LCM Men 100 Breast TYR World Ranking

AdamGBR
PEATY
08/18
58.68
2Christian
SPRENGER
AUS58.8704/03
3Cameron
VAN DER BURGH
RSA59.2807/24
4Ross
MURDOCH
GBR59.3308/18
5Giedrius
TITENIS
LTU59.3508/18
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Franziska Hentke took the women’s 200 fly, going 2:07.67 for a dominating 5-second victory. Hentke’s blowout win ties her season best, which already sat 7th in our world rankings:

2014 LCM Women 200 Fly TYR World Ranking

2Natsumi
HOSHI
JPN2.05.9804/12
3Liliana
SZILAGYI
HUN2.06.5908/19
4Cammile
ADAMS
USA2.06.6108/21
5Judit
IGNACIO SORRIBES
ESP2.06.6608/24
6Madeline
GROVES
AUS2.06.8103/01
7Ellen
GANDY
AUS2.07.0601/17
8Katie
McLAUGHLIN
USA2.07.08*WJR08/21
9Jiao
LIUYANG
CHN2.07.2805/14
9Katinka
HOSSZU
HUN2.07.2808/24
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The men’s race was an outstanding one, with Robin Backhaus just edging out Philip Lücker by .01. Backhaus finished in 1:58.73 to just beat out Lücker’s 1:58.74, and Markus Gierke wasn’t far behind in third place at 1:59.01. In the preliminaries, Moritz Brandt took down an age record, going 2:01.92. He took 9th in the A final at night.

In the 200 back, women’s National record-holder Jenny Mensing blasted to a 2:09.25, winning by a full second. On the men’s side it was also the national record-holder triumphing, as Jan-Philip Glania went 1:57.40 to top Christian Diener.

Also swum were two distance freestyle races, where another athlete cracked the world top 10. In the men’s 800, Soren Meissner went 7:54.93, the 8th-fastest time in the world for 2014.

2014 LCM Men 800 Free TYR World Ranking

GabrieleITA
DETTI
04/08
7.42.74
2Gregorio
PALTRINIERI
ITA7.43.0104/08
3Ryan
COCHRANE
CAN7.45.3908/24
4Mack
HORTON
AUS7.47.7308/24
5Connor
JAEGER
USA7.47.7508/24
6Jordan
HARRISON
AUS7.48.2008/24
7Pal
JOENSEN
FAR7.48.4908/22
8Michael
McBROOM
USA7.49.6608/10
9Stephen
MILNE
GBR7.50.6408/22
10Kouhei
YAMAMOTO
JPN7.51.8804/12
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The women swam the 1500, with Sarah Kohler coming out with the win at 16:26.28, just eight tenths up on Isabelle Harle.

Sunday will be the final day of competition from Berlin for these German Championships.

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thomaslurzfan

It wasnt Steffen Deible who won the 200 IM but his younger brother Markus. There was also another age group record by Moritz Brandt (1998) 2:01:92 in 200 fly, breaking the age group record of Michael Groß. Franziska Hentke was 7th in world ranking before today, because she had swum 2:07:74 earlier this year, so actually i hoped she could go 2:06 today.

aswimfan

Overall better results that yesterday.

The most exciting swim is johannes Hintze 2:03.68 in 200 IM.
I think that is faster than Michael Andrew’s NAG record, but certainly slower than Hagino’s crazy 2:02

I hope Germany knows how to handle and develop such a young budding superstar to fulfill his potentials, and will have the same luck as Britta stiffen than Franzi van Almsick when it comes to the Olympics.
I consider van Almsick as the clear cut greatest female 200 freestyler in the 90s and early 2000s, and yet she tragically never won Olympics gold, not even relay gold.

Rafael

Bieldermann for 1:46:25

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