Watch Germany’s Marco Koch Nail 2:07.69 200 Breast At Euro Meet

On day 3 of the 2016 Euro Meet, Germany’s Marco Koch blasted the fastest 200m breaststroke in the world this season. After a sub-30-second opening 50, Koch turned at the 100m mark in 1:01.78 before ultimately touching the wall for a final time of 2:07.69.

That mark checks in as the 11th swiftest swim of all time and even surpasses the 2:07.76 time Koch registered at the 2015 FINA World Championships to claim the gold.


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LP Man

Please correct me if I am wrong, but didn’t it look like Koch stayed underwater beyond the first 15 meters?


You’re allowed to in breaststroke.


LP Man – correct, the 15m rule does not apply in breaststroke. I’ll try to find the official wording…

Lawrence Sullivan

Unbelievable turn over in the last 50 meters!

LP Man

Can someone please provide me with a link to this rule?

LP Man – the rules of breaststroke are here:

No restrictions on underwater swimming. Paswim is correct, there is no 15m rule in breaststroke.


Koch’s start and turns are as good as it gets on Breaststroke. Germany will be hoping & praying he delivers as he is the only realistic gold medal contender for them.


I also see a chance for Biedermann.



Agnel returning, 19 year old World Champion in James Guy, Sun Yang… Tough. A chance, but maybe not realistic.


Don’t forget Peter Bernek…


Or katie ledecky….. wait..


Or Dwyer – Dwyer will be very strong this year – we saw it already recently . he is shaping great speed and endurance in his training .

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