German national team members Marco Koch and Jenny Mensing both walked away from the Slovakia Grand Prix with multiple gold. There were 523 swimmers from 12 nations competing at the Grand Prix in Bratislava from May 23rd-25th.
Koch took gold in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke. Koch and South African star Cameron van der Burgh qualified for the final with only three one-hundredths of a second separating their times and in the final they were only separated by one one-hundredth. van der Burgh led at the 50 meter mark turning in a time of 28.80 just ahead of Koch who swam the first half of the race in a time of 29.11.
Koch eventually caught and passed van der Burgh winning in a time of 1:01.00. van der Burgh finished in a time of 1:01.01.
Koch took the 200 breaststroke in a meet record time of 2:11.16.
Mensing won the 50, 100 and 200 backstroke. Mensing broke the meet record in both the 100 (1:00.83) and the 200 (2:11.06).
Gergo Kis of Hungary swept the men’s distance events taking the 800 freestyle in a new meet record time of 8:01.16 and the 1500 freestyle in a new meet record time of 15:18.70.
Full results can be found here.