Qualifikationswettkampf Heidelberg (GER)
- April 3rd – April 4th
- Prelims at 11am local/Finals at 5pm local
- OSP Rhein-Neckar Schwimmhalle
- Additional qualification opportunities in Magdeburg, Dortmund and Berlin this month
- FINA approved
- Start Lists
From April 1st to April 18th, German swimmers have the final opportunity to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The event in Heidelberg today and tomorrow is the first FINA approved competition for the German swimmers to crack the required German Olympic standards. The other chances to grab a ticket to Tokyo are in Magdeburg on April 10/11, Berlin from April 16 to 18 and Dortmund from April 17/18.
David Thomasberger broke the German record in the men’s 200m butterfly prelims on Saturday morning. He clocked a 1:55.51 to shave 0.25 seconds off the former record and 0.53 seconds off his old personal best time. Former German record holder Ramon Klenz came in second with a time of 2:02.97: well shy of his best time. Thomasberger clearly cracked the German Olympic qualification standard of 1:56.30.
Thomasberger’s split times:
- 50 m – 25.48
- 100 m – 54.72
- 150 m – 1:24.60
- 200 m – 1:55.51
He now ranked fifth in the World Rankings this season.
With a new lifetime best of 59.20 in the 100m breaststroke, Fabian Schwingenschloegl was the second German who managed to dip under the Olympic standard. Schwingenschloegl was only 0.05 seconds slower than the German record. The 28-year-old is an alumnus of the University of Missouri in the United States and is a former NCAA Division I finalist in the 100 yard breaststroke. Schwingenschloegl now sits 6th in the World Ranking. He entered the competition with a personal best time of 59.83.
The last month has seen a return to form for Schwingenschloegl. Previously, his only time under 1 minute was from 2018, and now he’s gone under twice in the last two weeks (along with a 59.91 in Zurich on March 21).
Additional Prelims Results:
- 2016 Olympic finalist in the 200 m backstroke Christian Diener went 1:57,99 to lead the prelims race.
- Annika Bruhn led the way in the women’s 100m freestyle with a time of 54,51 ahead of Marie Pietruschka with a new personal best of 55,06.
- Fastst in the women’s 200m IM was Zoe Vogelmann in 2:13,37.
German Olympic Qualification Standards
|Already qualified for Tokyo||German Record||German Olympic norm||Strecke||German Olympic norm||German Record||Already qualified for Tokyo|
|Sarah Köhler||08:16,43||08:30,00||800 freestyle||07:50,00||07:43,03||Florian Wellbrock|
|Sarah Köhler||15:48,83||16:16,00||1500 freestyle||14:59,00||14:36,15||Florian Wellbrock|
|02:25,00||02:24,90||200 breaststroke||02:09,90||02:07,47||Marco Koch|
|Laura Riedemann||00:59,77||01:00,00||100 backstroke||00:53,70||00:52,27|
|00:57.70||00:57,90||100 butterfly||00:51,80||00:51,19||Marius Kusch|
|Franziska Hentke||02:05,26||02:08,20||200 butterfly||01:56,30||01:55,76|
|02:11,33||02:11,90||200 IM||01:59,40||01:55,76||Philip Heintz|
|04:36,10||04:38,40||400 IM||04:15,00||04:12,08||Jacob Heidtmannn|