Franziska Hentke Breaks German Record in 200 Fly

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):

  1. Mireia Belmonte, Spain, 1:59.61
  2. Liu Zige, China, 2:00.78
  3. Katinka Hosszu, Hungary, 2:01.12
  4. Jiao Liuyang, China, 2:02.28
  5. Ellen Gandy, Australia, 2:02.88
  6. 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.

Full race result available here.

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