2019 SWIM OPEN STOCKHOLM
- Friday, April 12th – Monday, April 15th
- Eriksdalsbadet, Stockholm, Sweden
- SwimSwam Meet Preview
- Day 1 Prelims Recap/Day 1 Finals Recap
- Day 2 Prelims Recap
- Start Lists
Germany’s Poul Zellmann powered his way from 3rd seed after heats to the top of the pack in tonight’s final of the men’s 200m free to kick-off day 2 of the Stockholm Open. He touched the wall first tonight in a gold medal-garnering effort of 1:46.89.
Splitting 52.13/54.76, the 23-year-old Zellmann put up the fastest time of his career, crushing his previous swiftest of 1:47.14 produced in Berlin 2 years ago. As such, tonight’s performance represents the first time he’s ever gone under the 1:47 barrier in the event and just the 2nd time he’s ever been under 1:48.
In fact, Zellmann’s outing now ranks him as the 4th fastest German performer in history, with only the following 3 men having clocked quicker times:
|1:42.00||Paul Biedermann||GER||2009 World Champs||7/26/2009||Rome|
|1:46.44||Florian Vogel||GER||German Championships||5/5/2016||Berlin|
|1:46.52||Jacob Heidtmann||GER||2018 European Champs||8/4/2018||Glasgow|
Zellmann was with stellar company tonight in the form of Lithuania’s Danas Rapsys and German teammate Jacob Heidtmann, whose name appears on the aforementioned list. Rapsys clocked 1:47.02 for silver in Stockholm tonight while Hiedtmann finished in 1:47.38 for bronze.
The German now enters the world rankings at #12, while Heidtmann is already at #11 with his 1:45.83 from last weekend.