German swimmer Franziska Hentke has broken her own National Record in the women’s 200 fly on Friday at the 2015 European Short Course Championships.
Hentke swam a 2:03.01 in short course meters, which eclipsed her own record of 2:03.47 done two years ago at this same meet in Herning.
That minor improvement in her own time has given her a huge boost in the event’s all-time ranking. She ranked as the 12th-fastest swimmer of all time in short course meters coming into the meet, but now moves all the way up to 6th.
All-Time Rankings (by performer):
- Mireia Belmonte, Spain, 1:59.61
- Liu Zige, China, 2:00.78
- Katinka Hosszu, Hungary, 2:01.12
- Jiao Liuyang, China, 2:02.28
- Ellen Gandy, Australia, 2:02.88
- Franziska Hentke, Germany, 2:03.01
In addition, her time is the fastest of 2015, albeit a year where focus globally is primarily on long course even moreso than usual.