Florian Wellbrock


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.

International Medals

Place Event Year Meet
Gold 1500 Free 2018 European Championships
Gold 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

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