Josha Salchow Becomes 5th-Fastest German 100 Freestyler All-Time

2023 JAPAN OPEN

All eyes were on Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers in the men’s 100m freestyle at the 2023 Japan Open which kicked off today from Tokyo.

The Aussie punched a time of 48.15 in the heats followed by 48.28 for gold in the medal-contesting race.

However, right behind Chalmers was 24-year-old Josha Salchow who posted a big-time personal best of 48.39 for silver.

Salchow started his morning with a speedy prelim outing of 48.70, a time which already fell just .07 shy of his best-ever time of 48.63 from this year’s Australian National Championships.

In the final, he hacked off another .31 to earn runner-up status and establish himself as the 5th-fastest German 100m freestyler in history.

Top 5 German Men’s LCM 100 Freestylers All-Time

  1. Rafael Miroslaw – 47.92, 2022
  2. Marco Di Carli – 48.24, 2011
  3. Steffan Deibler – 48.27, 2016
  4. Paul Biedermann – 48.31, 2014
  5. Josha Salchow – 48.39, 2023

Salchow now checks in as the 8th best performer in the world on the season.

2023-2024 LCM Men 100 Free

ZhanleCHN
PAN
02/11
WR 46.80
2Alessandro
MIRESSI
ITA47.6111/30
3 Nandor
NEMETH
HUN47.7802/15
4Matthew
Richards
GBR47.8202/15
5Sunwoo
HWANG
KOR47.9302/15
6Thomas
CECCON
ITA47.9710/07
7Chris
GIULIANO
USA47.9811/18
8David
POPOVICI
ROU48.0101/28
9Andrej
BARNA
SRB48.0202/15
9 Haoyu
WANG
CHN48.0209/24
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Salchow competed on German relays at this year’s World Championships and put up some solid splits for the squads. He registered a leg of 47.92 in the prelims for the men’s 4x100m free relay, 1:47.35 as a member of Germany’s 7th place men’s 4x200m free relay and 47.89 on the nation’s 8th place men’s medley relay.

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nuotofan
2 months ago

I don’t know if it’s my fault, but in the results I read 48.39 as Salchow’s time

Last edited 2 months ago by nuotofan

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