German Open: Urgent call to qualify for European Championships

by Daniela Kapser 2

April 19th, 2018 Europe, International, News

German Open 2018

The German qualification period for the European LC Championships 2018 will expire on April, 29th. While a large DSV (German Swimming Federation) squad took part in the Swim Cup in Eindhoven last weekend, the Dutch national team is not traveling to Berlin for the German Open, as announced by Head Coach Henning Lambertz last week.

The German top swimmers  Marco Koch and Franziska Hentke have not been able to qualify so far for the 2018 European Championships. Both will take the chance to crack the nomination times at the German Open.

Some swimmers who have already broken the norms in individual races are not part of the line-up in Berlin, such as Philip Heintz, Florian Wellbrock, Leonie Beck, Sarah Köhler and Henning Mühlleitner. Pre-qualified swimmers Johannes Hintze, Laura Riedemann, Damian Wierling and Celine Rieder can be found in the start lists.

Also the battle for the relay spot will continue in Berlin for example Christian vom Lehn (breaststroke) and Jan-Philip Glania (backstroke) will try to be a part of the medley relay. The German Swimming Federation (DSV) lowered the standards for the relays. This step has motivated many athletes to fight for the relay spots because normally relay swimmers also get a chance to compete in an individual event. It is allowed for every European Nation to enter up to four athletes per individual event.

Interim results,  German qualification for relays 
Fastest German swimmers 2018  Fastest German swimmers 2018 
4×100 m freestyle Annika Bruhn 00:54,76 Damian Wierling 00:48,60
Reva Foos 00:55,08 Christoph Fildebrandt 00:49,45
Johanna Roas 00:55,29 Joshua Salchow 00:49,73
Marie Pietruschka 00:55,77 Rafael Miroslaw 00:50,02
Result: 03:39,40 Result: 03:16,30
German European Championships standard 03:42,25 German European Championships standard 03:17,46
4x200m freestyle Annika Bruhn 01:58,71 Henning Mühlleitner 01:47,80
Isabel Gose 01:58,80 Jacob Heidtmann 01:48,05
Sarah Köhler 01:59,10 Poul Zellmann 01:48,08
Marie Pietruschka 01:59,15 Max Nowosad 01:48,31
Result: 07:54,26 Result: 07:10,74
German European Championships standard 08:06,50 German European Championships standard 07:15,25
4x100m medley Laura Riedemann 01:00,28 Christian Diener 00:54,74
Jessica Steiger 01:07,77 Fabian Schwingenschlögl 01:00,06
Aliena Schmidtke 00:59,04 Philip Heintz 00:51,65
Annika Bruhn 00:54,76 Damian Wierling 00:48,60
Result: 04:00,35 Result: 03:33,45
German European Championships standard 04:03,54 German European Championships standard 03:37,41
minus 1,5 seconds as a Relay bonus









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