Jenny Mensing Out of World Championships for Germany

The German Swimming Federation announced on Wednesday that 27-year old Jenny Mensing of the Wiesbaden 1911 Swim Club has pulled out of this summer’s World Championships.

According to the federation, “health reasons” have kept Mensing from training regularly since the German Championships at the end of April, and her coach Oliver Grossman said that “the decision was taken after extensive discussions with herself and our team of experts.”

Mensing was scheduled to likely swim the 100 and 200 backstroke in Barcelona, as well as lead off Germany’s medley relay, after winning the shorter 100 and placing 2nd in the 200 at the German National Championships.

Her times this year haven’t been great (she was only 1:01.50 and 2:11.36 respectively), but she is coming off of a banner season in 2012. Despite failing to final in either backstroke at the Olympics, she won the European long course title in the 100 and took silver in the 200, broke a minute for the first time in her career in the 100 (59.85), and cut half-a-second off of her career best in the 200 as well (2:08.30.)

The updated roster of 27 for the World Championships:

Women (11):
Dorothea Brandt SG Essen
Isabelle Haerle SG Essen
Caroline Ruhnau SG Essen
Theresa Michalak SV Halle / Saale
Daniela Schreiber SV Halle / Saale
Britta Steffen SV Halle / Saale
Leonie Antonia Beck SV Würzburg 05
Franziska Hentke SC Magdeburg
Selina Hocke SwC Berlin
Sarah Koehler SG Frankfurt
Jenny Mensing SC Wiesbaden 1911

Alexandra Wenk SG Stadtwerke München

Men (16):
Steffen Deibler Hamburg SC
Markus Deibler Hamburg SC
Hendrik Feldwehr SG Essen
Christian vom Lehn SG Essen
Yannick Lebherz Potsdamer SV
Felix Wolf Potsdamer SV
Tim Wallburger SG Neukölln
Dimitri Colupaev SV Undine 08 Mainz, Germany/USC
Marco Di Carli SG Frankfurt
Christoph Fildebrandt SG Bayer Wuppertal / Uerdingen / Dormagen
Martin Grodzki SSC Berlin-Reinickendorf/University of Georgia
Philip Heintz SV Mannheim
Marco Koch DSW 1912 Darmstadt, Germany
Sören Meissner SV Würzburg 05
Clemens Rapp TSV Bad Saulgau
Kevin Wedel EEA SG Rheinhessen-Mainz

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