German SC Nationals Day 3: Köhler, Selin set age group records in prelims

2019 German International Short Course Championships

Twelve events are on the schedule today: The men’s and women’s 100m backstroke, 50m breaststroke, 200m IM, 50m freestyle, 4x50m medley relay and the slower heats of the women’s 1500m and men’s 800m freestyle. The faster heats during tonight’s finals session will feature 2019 World Champion Florian Wellbrock and 2019 silver medalist Sarah Köhler who set a new German national record in the 800m freestyle on Thursday.

Nadine Laemmler was clocked with the fastest time of 58,24 in the 100m backstroke. Her personal best time stands at 57,74. She led the round of the fastest 8 ladies into tonight’s A-final ahead of Laura Riedemann (58,63) and Jenny Mensing (59,69) who both will be the fiercest competitors for the German national title in this event. Jenny Mensing won the 200m backstroke yesterday. She and Laemmler are already qualified for the 2019 European SC Championships which will take place in early december in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ole Braunschweig took the win in heat 3 with a new personal best time of 51,32. He improved his former personal best by 1,18 seconds and cracked the nomination standard for SC Euros. Braunschweig took the top seed for the A-final ahead of Christian Diener 51,66 and Jan-Philip Glania (52,03). 31-year-old Glania finished his studies and education as a dentist this year. He had postponed his swimming career, but now he wants to spend another year as a professional swimmer and qualify for the Olympic Games 2020.

The clock stopped at 31,08 for Anna Elendt in the 50m breaststroke. The 18-year-old finished 7th at the 2019 LC World Championships in the 50m breast. Jessica Steiger (31,30) and Lisa Höpink (31,36) were the next fastest ladies in prelims. Steiger won the 100m breaststroke on Thursday ahead of Elendt, both stayed under the qualifying time for Glasgow in the 100m event.

Fastest into the A-final in the men’s 50m breaststroke was Max Ziemann (26,72) ahead of Peter Stevens (27,20) and Christian vom Lehn (27,28). Vom Lehn grabbed the gold medal in the 100m breaststroke on Thursday and is qualified for the the SC European Championships.

Franziska Weidner checked in with the fastest time into the round of the 8 fastest ladies. She touched the wall in the 200m IM in 2:10,41. 16-year-old Zoe Vogelmann set the second fastest time in 2:11,51 and improved her personal best by 0,59 seconds. Weidner has thus secured a starting place in the German Team at the SC European Championships.

German record holder Philip Heintz took it easy in the morning heats and finished 7th in the 200m IM with a time of 1:59,82. Wassili Kuhn secured the top spot in the A-final in 1:57,97 ahead of Ramon Klenz (1:58,16).

19-year-old Angelina Köhler reached a new age group record in the 50m freestyle. She touched the wall in 24,83 and improved the former record by 0,12 seconds. Fastest lady was Jessica Felsner in 24,36 followed by Jessica Steiger (24,56) and Katharina Wrede (24,79). Felsner and Steiger stayed under the norm for the SC European Championships.

On the men’s side, defending German Champion Artem Selin cracked the age group best time for the 17-year-olds, he was stopped at 21,68. The German record is held by Steffen Deibler with a time of 20,73, he set the record in 2009. Selin led the field into the A-final ahead of Christoph Fildebrandt (21,99) and Luca Nik Armbruster (22,11).

The German title in the women’s 4x50m medley went to the Neckarsulmer Sportunion ahead of the SG Neukölln Berlin and the SG Mittelfranken. On the men’s side, the team of the SG Essen took the win followed by Potsdamer SV and SG Neukölln Berlin.


German Qualifying standards for European SC Championships
Women     Event                         Men
0:24,60       50m freestyle          0:21,65
0:53,55     100m freestyle          0:47,70
1:56,90     200m freestyle          1:45,10
4:05,00     400m freestyle         3:43,50
8:24,50     800m freestyle
                 1500m freestyle        14:45,00
1:06,50     100m breaststroke   0:58,50
2:24,05     200m breaststroke   2:07,00
0:58,60     100m backstroke     0:51,65
2:07,80     200m backstroke     1:54,00
0:58,10     100m butterfly         0:51,50
2:09,00    200m butterfly        1:54,70
2:11,00     200m IM                   1:56,00
4:37,50    400m IM                   4:09,50



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4 years ago

Great WR for Sarah Kohler in the 1500 free: 15.18.01 !!!