Deibler Brothers Shine on Final Day of German Championships

Markus and Steffen Deibler combined for three individual golds on the final day of the German Short Course Championships in Wuppertal.

Markus won the men’s 200 IM in a time of 1:52.38 taking the event by more than two seconds and breaking his own national record in the process. His previous record of 1:53.24 was set in 2013.

His time also puts him third in the world rankings.

Steffen took two events winning the men’s 100 butterfly in a time of 50.67 and the 50 freestyle in a time of 21.74.

Sarah Kohler finished her sweep of the women’s distance events, adding a gold in the 800 freestyle to her previous wins in the 400 and 1500 freestyle. Kohler hit the wall in a time of 8:17.89 which places her eight in the world rankings. Leonie Beck finished second in a time of 8:25.14 which places her 18th in the world rankings.

Clemens Rapp and Paul Biedermann had an outstanding race in the men’s 400 freestyle. Rapp managed to out touch Biedermann taking the event by one tenth of a second. Rapp took the event in a time of 3:39.50 followed by Biedermann who touched in a time of 3:39.60.

The two men now rank seventh and eighth in the world.

Two other athletes broke into the world’s top 10. Dorthea Brandt took the women’s 50 freestyle in a time of 24.06 to put herself into the eighth place position in the rankings while Theresa Michalak won the women’s 100 IM in a time of 59.26 which ranks 10th.

Vanessa Grimberg took the women’s 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:23.24 which puts her 15th in the world rankings.

The top three in each event from the final day of the championships are as follows:

800m freestyle Women:

Gold: Sarah Köhler, SG Frankfurt, 8: 17.89 minutes

Silver: Leonie Antonia Beck, SV Würzburg 05, 8: 25.14 minutes

Bronze: Franziska Hentke, SC Magdeburg, 8: 30.02 minutes

100m Butterfly men:

Gold: Steffen Deibler, Hamburger SC, 50.67 seconds

Silver: Markus Gierke, Wfr. 98 Hannover, 52.06 seconds

Bronze: Alexander Kunert, SV Gelnhausen, 52.15 seconds

50m Freestyle Women:

Gold: Dorothea Brandt, SG Essen, 24.06 seconds

Silver: Anna Dietterle, SG Neukölln Berlin, 25.05 seconds

Bronze: Nina food, SV Nikar Heidelberg, 25.06 seconds

200m Breaststroke Men:

Gold: Marco Koch, DSW 1912 Darmstadt, 2: 04.70 minutes

Silver: Ruben Reck, Wfr. 98 Hanover, 2: 09.94 minutes

Bronze: Max pilgrims, SSF Bonn, 2: 10.10 minutes

400m Freestyle Men:

Gold: Clemens Rapp, DSV, 3: 39.50 minutes

Silver: Paul Biedermann, SV Halle / Saale, 3: 39.60 minutes

Bronze: Florian Vogel, SG Stadtwerke München, 3: 41.81 minutes

200m Breaststroke Women:

Gold: Vanessa Grimberg, SVR Stuttgart, 2: 23.24 minutes

Silver: Michelle Lambert, SG Essen, 2: 25.05 minutes

Bronze: Marlene Huether, SSG Saar Max Ritter, 2: 25.90 minutes

200m individual medley Men:

Gold: Markus Deibler, Hamburger SC, 1: 52.38 minutes, German record

Silver: Philip Heintz, SV Nikar Heidelberg, 1: 54.82 minutes

Bronze: Kevin Wedel, SG EEA Rheinhessen-Mainz, 1: 57.42 minutes

100m butterfly Women:

Gold: Alexandra Wenk, SG Stadtwerke München, 57.82 minutes

Silver: Daniela Schreiber, SV Halle / Saale, 58.27 minutes

Bronze: Franziska Hentke, SC Magdeburg, 58.64 minutes

100m Backstroke Men:

Gold: Christian Diener, Potsdamer SV, 50.38 seconds

Silver: Jan-Philip Glania, SG Frankfurt, 51.87 seconds

Bronze: Marco Di Carli, SG Frankfurt, 52.01 seconds

100m Backstroke Women:

Gold: Jenny Mensing, SC 1911 Wiesbaden, 58.98 seconds

Silver: Doris Eichhorn, Aqua Berlin, 59.59 seconds

Bronze: Mandy field Binder, SV Halle / Saale, 59.72 seconds

50m Freestyle Men:

Gold: Steffen Deibler, Hamburger SC, 21.74 seconds

Silver: Maximilian Oswald, SG Neukölln Berlin, 21.75 seconds

Bronze: Björn Hornickel, VfL Sindelfingen, 21.94 seconds

100m Medley Women:

Gold: Theresa Michalak, SG Bayer, 59.26 seconds

Silver: Alexandra Wenk, SG Stadtwerke München, 1: 01.39 minutes

Bronze: Julia suffering Gebel, SG Dortmund, 1: 01.56 minutes

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