While Felix Auboeck raced for Austria at the Olympics 2016, the rest of this year’s roster will be making their first appearances in Tokyo.
Heiko Gigler (above) set a new Austrian Record in the 50 free during a swim-off heat on Saturday. The man he beat – Andrej Barna – set a Serbian Record.
The 2 records by Felix Auboeck were among 4 Austrian Records broken this weekend across meets in Stockholm and Eindhoven.
A total of six national records bit the dust over the course of the Austrian Short Course Championships, with Bernhard Reitshammer knocking down two of them.
The stage is nearly set for the 2020 Rotterdam Qualification Meet (RQM), with Dutch, Swiss, Israeli, Belgian, Austrian and other nations racing for Tokyo.
Former Michigan Wolverine Felix Auboeck put up a fight in the 200m free, clocking the 2nd fastest time of his career in Graz.
Heiko Gigler grabbed two golds so far at the Austrian National Championships over the weekend, with more swims to come from Graz.
Felix Auboeck broke through with a big-time 200m free personal best last weekend in Budapest. He’ll be competing in his home nation of Austria this weekend.
Finals include the women’s 50 free, 50 breast, 200 fly, and 400 free; the men’s 50 free and 400 IM; and the men’s and women’s 4 x 100 medley relays.
Finals on night 6 include the women’s 800 free, men’s 100 fly, women’s 200 free, women’s 50 back, men’s 200 back, men’s 50 breast, men’s 4 x 200 free relay.
After breaking the meet record in prelims of the 100 back, Katharine Berkoff will look to pick up her first major international gold tonight.
The 2019 Graz Trophy concluded with 2 additional Austrian National Records being wiped off the books.
Heiko Gigler notched a new personal best and Austrian national record in the men’s 50m free tonight in Graz.