Franziska Hentke and Lisa Graf cracked German qualificaton standards

by Daniela Kapser 0

April 20th, 2018 Europe, International, News

German Open 2018

The German qualification period for the European LC Championships 2018 will expire on April, 29th.
The German Open offers one last good chance to compete against other fast German swimmers in the fast pool in Berlin. The battle for the relay spots will continue and also swimmers like Marco Koch, Lisa Graf, Christian Diener and Franziska Hentke will try to qualify for a spot on the team.The German nomination procedure requires special times in a prelim’s and a final’s race at the same competition. Franziska Hentke swam the 200m butterfly in the morning and was clocked at 2:07,32 (qualification standard: 2:09,21). This is her season best time, she remains on the 4th rank in the 2018 global ranking. Also Damian Wierling, who is pre-qualified already in the 50m freestyle, cracked the U23 norm (swimmers born 1996 or later) on the double dis2018 tance in 48,76 (standard: 48,93). And backstroke specialist Christian Diener stayed under the required time in the 200m, he touched the wall with a time of 1:56,92 (standard: 1:57,58) and made it under the top 10 in the actual world ranking. On the women’s side, Lisa Graf cracked the nomination standard in the 200m backstroke in 2:09,71. 

Franziska Hentke cracked the qualification standard in tonight’s A final by 0,01 seconds, she got her hands to the wall first in 2:07,21 (standard: 2:07,22).

Fastest women in the 100m freestyle was Reva Foos, racing to a 55,22. She is the second fastest German woman in this event during the qualification period behind Annika Bruhn and a candidate for the 4x100m freestyle relay.

Damian Wierling wasn’t able to better his time from the morning heats, he won the 100m freestyle in 48,95.

Jessica Steiger out-touched Vanessa Grimberg in the 100m breaststroke. Steiger was again under 1:08, she was clocked at 1:07,75 and can hope for a spot in the 4x100m medley relay.

Fabian Schwingenschlögl is a male candidate for the 4x100m medley relay, he is the only German swimmer who was faster than 1 minute in the 100m breaststroke in 2018. He finished first in the A final with a time of 1:00,38.

Lisa Graf took her chance in the final and surpass the norm in the 200m backstroke with her winning time of 2:08,23.

Christian Diener wasn’t as fast as in the heats and missed the qualifcation standard with his time of 1:57,06 (standard 1:56,37).

Already qualified swimmers are printed in bold letters. Nomination times which are FASTER than the acutall German national record are printed in bold numbers.
Women Nomination time – Prelims Nomination time – Final German National Record
Event Born (year) Open/born 1996 or later Open/born 1996 or later
Fastest German in 2017/2018
50 Freestyle Köhler, Angelina 2000 00:25,56 0:24,82/0:25,18 0:24,53/0:25,05 00:23,73
100 Freestyle Bruhn, Annika 1993 00:54,76 0:54,50/0:54,90 0:53,53/0:54,63 00:52,07
200 Freestyle Bruhn, Annika 1993 01:58,71 1:57,74/1:58,68 1:56,63/1:58,09 01:55,68
400Freestyle Köhler, Sarah 1994 04:09,72 4:04,36/4:10,57** 04:05,84
800 Freestyle Köhler, Sarah, also qualified: Beck, Leonie 1997 08:20,53 8:25,55/8:38,56* 08:19,53
1500 Freestyle Köhler,Sarah, also qualified: Celine Rieder (2001) 1994 15:59,83 16:20,98/16:38,31 15:59,83
100 Breaststroke Steiger, Jessica 1992 01:07,77 1:07,32/1:07,58 1:06,73/1:07,24 01:07,01
200 Breaststroke Steiger, Jessica 1992 02:25,79 2:26,58/2:25,91 2:22,87/2:26,58 02:25,00
100 Backstroke Riedemann, Laura 1998 01:00,28 1:00,89/1:00,61 0:59,35/1:00,31 00:59,77
200 Backstroke Graf, Lisa  1992 02:08,23 2:10,68/2:11,53 2:08,84/2:10,87 02:07,83
100 Butterfly Schmidtke, Aliena 1992 00:59,04 0:58,15/0:58,48 0:57,51/0:58,19 00:57,70
200 Butterfly Hentke, Franziska 1989 02:07,21 2:09,21/2:09,77 2:07,22/2:09,12 02:05,26
200 IM Wenk, Alexandra 1995 02:15,23 2:13,01/2:13,41 2:10,87/2:12,74 02:11,33
400  IM Hentke, Franziska 1989 04:47,98 4:36,54/4:43,06** 04:36,10
MEN
50 Freestyle Wierling, Damian 96 00:22,19 0:22,10/0:22,47 0:21,80/0:22,36 00:21,81
100 Freestyle Wierling, Damian 96 00:48,60 0:48,58/0:48,93 0:48,23/0:48,69 00:48,24
200 Freestyle Mühlleitner, Henning 97 01:47,80 1:47,15/1:47,73 1:46,23/1:47,19 01:42,00
400 Freestyle Mühlleitner, Henning, also qualified: Florian Wellbrock  97 03:46,98 3:45,43/3:48,15** 03:40,07
800  Freestyle Wellbrock, Florian 97 07:46,85 7:50,97/7:54,31* 07:46,85
1500 Freestyle Wellbrock, Florian 97 14:40,69 14:55,40/15:12,79* 14:40,69
100 Breaststroke Schwingenschlögl, Fabian 92 00:59,83 1:00,26/1:00,35 0:59,45/1:00,05 00:59,15
200Breaststroke Koch, Marco 90  02:09,49 2:11,26/2:11,11 2:08,20/2:10,45 02:07,47
100Backstroke Diener, Christian 93 00:54,74 0:53,99/0:54,06 0:53,34/0:53,79 00:52,27
200 Backstroke Diener, Christian 93 01:57,81 1:57,58/1:58,55 1:56,37/1:57,96 01:55,87
100 Butterfly Heintz, Philip 91 00:51,65 0:52,08/0:52,29 0:51,73/0:52,03 00:51,19
200 Butterfly Kunert, Alexander 98 01:57,42 1:56,72/1:57,28 1:56,03/1:56,69 01:56,24
200 IM Heintz, Philip 91 01:56,67 1:59,77/2:00,22 1:58,85/1:59,62 01:57,48
400 IM Hintze, Johannes  99 04:15,76 4:13,55/4:17,90** 04:12,08
* one time proof in the qualification period
** in a prelim’s race

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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