2016 GERMAN INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (IDM)
- Wednesday, June 9 – Sunday, June 12, 2016
- Berlin, Germany
- Live results
Carlos Daniel Serrano Zarate and Elena Krawzow each broke their second world record of the meet on day 3 of the German International Championship, or IDM.
Zarate doubled up in the men’s 50 breast, breaking the SB7 world record in both prelims and finals. In the morning session, the Colombian swimmer was 34.20, and at night he shaved another tenth off with a 34.09.
Meanwhile Krawzow broke the women’s 50 breast record for SB13. Competing for her home German club PSC Berlin, Krawzow was 36.26 to break the record in the final.
Both Zarate and Krawzow had already broken their respective 100 breast records on day 1.
The 50 breast was a big event for records, with 3 of the day’s 8 world records falling in that race. China’s Tingshen Li was second behind Zarate overall in the men’s race, and broke the SB2 world record with a 55.02.
But the biggest record haul came in the men’s 200 fly, swim as a timed final during the morning session. 3 world records fell in that race.
Greece’s Dimisthenis Michalentzakis had the top points score after going 2:10.25, and he broke the S9 world record. Second in points was Keiichi Kimura of Japan, who went 2:25.10 and took down the world record in his class, S11.
Finally, Marc Evers of the Netherlands went 2:15.75 to break the S14 world record in the very same race.
The day’s other world record came courtesy of Kazakhstan’s Zulfiya Gabidullina in the women’s 50 free. Gabidullina was 43.08 to break the S3 world record in prelims. She wasn’t quite able to match that in the final, going 43.76 and taking second by 5 points to S4’s Rachael Elizabeth Watson of Australia.