2019 GERMAN SHORT COURSE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Thursday, November 14th – Sunday, November 17th
- Schwimm- und Sprunghalle im Europasportpark, Berlin, Germany
- Start Lists
- SwimSwam Preview
- Day 1 Recap/Day 2 Recap
- Live timing
- Live stream
Two-time World Champion Florian Wellbrock already notched the 3rd fastest 1500m freestyle time of his career on night 1 of these German Short Course National Championships. However, on the penultimate evening, the 22-year-old dynamo took things to a new level to clock a national record in the 800m free.
In the first race of the session, Wellbrock raced his way to 800m free gold in a time of 7:32.04. That outing not only represents Wellbrock’s lifetime best, obliterating his previous PB of 7:40.58 from 2 years ago, but it also overtakes Florian Vogel‘s German standard of 7:33.44 that’s been on the books since 2015.
As a bonus for German fans, 17-year-old Sven Schwarz of Hanover put up the fastest time of his young career as well in tonight’s race, logging a mark of 7:36.00. That gave him the silver in a new German Age Record, crushing his previous PB of 7:40.60.
Wellbrock took the 1500m free gold, as well as the 10k open water gold at this year’s World Championships, while Schwarz took 2 individual bronze medals at this year’s European Junior Championships. He finished in 3rd place in both the 800m and 1500m freestyles in Kazan.
Wellbrock’s effort tonight checks the German in as 6th fastest SCM 800m performer all-time, while Schwarz enters the list at slot #12 at just 17 years of age. Splits for the men’s race tonight is below:
|7:29.17||Yannick Agnel||FRA||French Short Course Swimming Championships||11/15/2012||Angers|
|7:30.31||Gregorio Paltrinieri||ITA||2018 SCM World Champs||12/11/2018||Hangzhou|
|7:31.18||Federico Colbertaldo||ITA||Top Times (personal best)||5/10/2010|
|7:32.04||Florian Wellbrock||GER||German Nationals||11/16/19||Berlin|