Florian Wellbrock

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Florian Wellbrock is a competitive swimmer that competes for Germany internationally.

2016 Olympic Games

At the 2016 Rio games, Florian placed 32nd in the 1500 free with a time of 15:23.88.

2017 World Championships

Merely a year later, Florian greatly improved world standing, finishing in 17th in the 1500 at the world championships with a time of 15:07.43. He also made the final heat of the 800 (7:50.89), and placed 7th overall with a 7:52.27.

2018 European Championships

Wellbrock took the European championships by storm, upsetting 1500 favorites Mykhailo Romanchuk of Ukraine and Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy by touching first in the 1500. After swimming a 14:54.55 in prelims, a lifetime best by over 10 seconds, he dropped another 18+ seconds in finals to touch in 14:36.15, a new German record, just .73 ahead of Romanchuk. He followed his gold medal performance up with a bronze in the 800, going another personal best and German record of 7:45.60. He capped off his meet outside the pool, with a silver medal in the open water team relay.

2019 World Championships

Wellbrock started the 2019 World Champs off with yet another major win, this time in the individual 10k in open water. In a photo finish, Wellbrock touched .2 ahead of France’s Marc-Antoine Olivierearning his first ever international individual open water medal. Wellbrock came back in the pool with an upset of heavy favorites Greg Paltrinieri and Mykhailo Romanchuk to take the 1,500 crown in a time of 14:36.54, just off his personal best.

International Medals

Place Event Year Meet
Gold 1500 Free 2019 World Championships
Gold 10000 Open Water 2019 World Championships
Gold 1500 Free 2018 European Championships
Bronze 800 Free 2018 European Championships

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
lcm 800 Free 7:45.60 08/08/18 2018 European Championships
Glasgow, Scotland
lcm 1500 Free 14:36.15 08/05/18 2018 European Championships
Glasgow, Scotland
2018 European Championship Glasgow - courtesy of Giusy Cisale swimswam.com Florian Wellbrock - photo by Daniela Kapser WELLBROCK Florian GER Gold Medal ROMANCHUK Mykhaylo UKR Silver Medal PALTRINIERI Gregorio ITA Bronze Medal 1500m Freestyle Men Final Glasgow 05/08/18 Swimming Tollcross International Swimming Centre LEN European Aquatics Championships 2018 European Championships 2018 Photo Andrea Staccioli/ Deepbluemedia /Insidefoto Florian Wellbrock at German National Championships 2015, by Mirko Seifert WELLBROCK Florian GER Gold Medal 1500m Freestyle Men Finals Glasgow 05/08/18 Swimming Tollcross International Swimming Centre LEN European Aquatics Championships 2018 European Championships 2018 Photo Andrea Staccioli/ Deepbluemedia /Insidefoto (courtesy of Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com) Florian Wellbrock, Marc-Antioine Olivier, Rob Muffels 2019 FINA World Championship Gwangju courtesy of Rafael Domeyko

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