Steffen Deibler Pulls Out of German Nationals With Illness

by Daniela Kapser 1

April 05th, 2015 Europe, International, News

In a press release, published earlier today, German swimming association (DSV) announced that Steffen Deibler will not be competing at the German Long Course National Championships in Berlin from April 9th-12th. The 27-year old Deibler has suffered an infection but his attendance at the World Championships in Kazan isnt’t endangered because he has been qualified before on the 100 fly as a member of the German “Elite Squad.”

Injury, illness and retirement have plagued the German roster since the 2014 World Short Course Championships in December. Steffen’s brother Markus broke a World Record at that meet and retired, and Yannick Lebherz has also withdrawn from the World Championship Trials.

The original press release, in German, is below:

Kassel/Berlin, 05. April 2015. Aufgrund eines Infekts muss Steffen Deibler seinen Start bei den 127. Deutschen Meisterschaften im Schwimmen in der Schwimm- und Sprunghalle im Europa-Sportpark (SSE) in Berlin absagen. Die Teilnahme des Hamburger Weltrekordlers an den Weltmeisterschaften im Sommer im russischen Kazan ist aber nicht in Gefahr. Aufgrund seiner Zugehörigkeit zum Eliteteam ist der 27-jährige 41-malige Deutsche Meister (Kurz- und Langbahn) über die entsprechende Einzelstrecke (100 m Schmetterling) bereits für die unmittelbare Wettkampfvorbereitung (UWV) für die Welttitelkämpfe nominiert.

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Maybe I am wrong but it looks more like Markus Deibler in the picture, his younger brother. Steffen has blonde hair.

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