Felix Auboeck Takes Down Own 400 Free Austrian Record on Day 1 Prelims in Tokyo


Felix Auboeck began his 2020 Olympic debut with an Austrian national record in the fourth heat of the men’s 400 free. He touched second in the penultimate heat in a time of 4:43.91, topping his own record of 3:44.19. Germany’s Henning Bennett Muhlleitner posted the top time of the morning, going a 3:43.67.

Tokyo 2020 Men’s 400 Free Prelims – Top 8

  1. Henning Mühlleitner (GER), 3:43.67
  2. Felix Auboeck (AUT), 3:43.91
  3. Gabriele Detti (ITA), 3:44.67
  4. Elijah Winnington (AUS) / Jack McLoughlin (AUS), 3:45.20
  5. Kieran Smith (USA), 3:45.25
  6. Jake Mitchell (USA), 3:45.38
  7. Ahmed Hafnaoui (TUN), 3:45.68

Auboeck’s previous national record of 4:44.19 was from the 2017 FINA World World Championships in Budapest.

Earlier this year, Auboeck broke 2 national records at the 2021 Swim Open Stockholm. He shaved time off of his own 200 and 800 free records. He went a 4:44.51 to win the 400 free at the meet, posting the 6th fastest time in the world for 2021.

His prelims swim in Tokyo moved him to #4 so far this year. Australia’s Elijah Winnington and Jack McLoughlin went the two fastest times at the Australian Trials in June. The two men tied to win the fifth and final heat of the men’s 400 free this morning and will be fourth going into finals. Muhlleitner’s prelims swim moved him from 12th to 3rd this year.

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Aussie Fan
1 month ago

Love this