2019 GERMAN SHORT COURSE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Thursday, November 14th – Sunday, November 17th
- Schwimm- und Sprunghalle im Europasportpark, Berlin, Germany
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On the heels of an impressive performance by Florian Wellbrock, where the two-time World Champion cracked the German national record in the men’s 800m free, Sarah Köhler produced a historic swim in the women’s 1500m free tonight in Berlin.
Competing on the penultimate night of the 2019 German Short Couse National Championships, 25-year-old Köhler smashed a new lifetime best of 15:18.01 to register a new World Record in the 1500m free. Her time obliterated the previous WR mark of 15:19.71 that Spaniard Mireia Belmonte put on the books back at the 2014 Spanish Championships.
Entering these championships, Köhler’s personal best in the SCM version of this 1500 rested at the 15:39.74 she established 2 years ago at the Meeuw Cup. Prior to that, she clocked a mark of 15:56.41 in 2014.
As such, tonight marks just the 3rd time the German freestyle ace has been under the 16:00 threshold and she did it in spades.
Splits for Köhler in tonight’s WR-setting race are as follows:
Köhler is coming off of a successful long course World Championships, where she took 1500m freestyle silver in a new national record of 15:48.83.