Köhler Wins Twice, Heintz Drops World #2 200 IM in Bergen

2018 BERGEN SWIM FESTIVAL

Germany was well represented yesterday in Bergen, with Sarah Köhler swimming to two wins and Philip Heintz putting down the #2 time in the world in the 200 IM.

In the 800 free, Köhler was 8:20.53, decimating the meet record by over thirty seconds and also finishing by a similar margin over Sweden’s Hanna Eriksson (8:55.97). Later, in the 200 free, Köhler again won over Eriksson, 1:59.10 to 2:00.67.

Heintz was the only finisher under 2:02 in the 200 IM, pulling out a 1:56.67 to shoot to the #2 spot in the 2017-18 world rankings.

2017-2018 LCM MEN 200 IM

ChaseUSA
KALISZ
08/11
1.55.40
2Mitchell
LARKIN
AUS1.56.2108/11
3Kosuke
HAGINO
JPN1.56.3704/06
4Shun
WANG
CHN1.56.5208/20
5Philip
HEINTZ
GER1.56.6704/13
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In the women’s 50 fly, Sarah Sjöström cranked out a 25.53 to win over her Swedish countrymate Sara Junevik (26.68). Victor Johansson, also of Sweden, broke the meet record with a 15:09.11 to take the 1500 free. Meanwhile, Swedish breaststroker Erik Persson sailed to a 2:09.21 to take the 200 breast.

Johansson took 2nd in the 200 free (1:49.25), finishing just behind Germany’s Clemens Rapp (1:48.70).

OTHER WINNERS

  • Men’s 50 fly – Ole-Mikal Fløgstad – 25.34
  • Women’s 200 IM – Malene Rypestøl – 2:18.72
  • Women’s 200 breast – Stina Colleou – 2:28.63
  • Men’s 100 back – Axel Pettersson – 56.67
  • Women’s 100 back – Ingeborg Vassbakk Løyning – 1:02.07

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Karl, Heintz is 3rd, Wang Shun swam 1:56.57 at Chinese Nats on Saturday. BTW Köhler is also 3rd.

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Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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