German National Championships: Day 4 prelims recap

by Daniela Kapser 0

August 04th, 2019 Europe, International, News

2019 German National Swimming Championships

Annika Bruhn, Jessica Steiger, Julia Mrozinski and Reva Foos managed to qualify with the 4x100m freestyle relay for the 2020 Olympic Games. But only Annika Bruhn showed up to swim in the morning heats of the 100m freestyle and went with the second fastest time of 55,81 (PB 54,13) into tonight’s A-final. Johanna Roas produced the fastest time in 55.55, Lisa Höpink touched the wall with the 3rd fastest result in 55.89. Höpink won the silver medal in the 100m free at the 2019 World University Games in 55,04, also her personal best performance.

Women’s 100m freestyle
TOP 8 qualifiers:

1. Johanna Roas 1993 SG Neukölln Berlin  00:55,55
2. Annika Bruhn 1992 Neckarsulmer Sport-Union 00:55,81
3. Lisa Höpink 1998 SG Essen  00:55,89
4. Marie Pietruschka 1995 SSG Leipzig 00:55,93
5. Lia Neubert 2000SSG Leipzig 00:56,02
6. Maya Tobehn 2002 Berliner TSC  00:56,11
7. Zoe Vogelmann 2003 SV Nikar Heidelberg  00:56,39
8. Franziska Weidner 1996 Neckarsulmer Sport-Union 00:57,07

The German men took the 11th place with the 4x100m freestyle relay at the World Championships and qualified for the Olympic Games. In the relay line-up in Gwangju were Damian Wierling, Marius Kusch, Josha Salchow and Christoph Fildebrandt. Only Damian Wierling and Josha Salchow had registered for this German Championships in the 100 m freestyle. But it was Jonathan Berneburg who set in 49.72 the fastest time in the preliminary round. The youngest swimmer in the A-final will be Artem Selin, he set a time of 51,31, his personal best time are 49,97.

Men’s 100m freestyle
TOP 8 qualifiers:

1. Jonathan Berneburg 1998 SSG Saar Max Ritter 00:49,79
2. Max Nowosad 1995 SG Neukölln Berlin 00:50,08
3. Damian Wierling 1996 SG Essen 00:50,67
4. Josha Salchow 1999 SV Nikar Heidelberg 00:50,80
5. Sebastian Pierre-Louis 2000 SG Frankfurt 00:50,86
6. Anthony Woodrow 2000 Düsseldorfer SC 1898 00:51,26
7. Maximilian Walther 2000 SC Neustadt/Weinstraße 00:51,27
8. Artem Selin 2002 Nübad-Flipper 00:51,31

Jessica Steiger was the fastest German lady in the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2019 World Championships. Steiger is originally a breaststroke swimmer and the German record holder in the 200m breaststroke in 2:25,00. Today she once again competed in the 200m breaststroke. She took the top seed for tonight’s final in 2:30,39. The German teenagers with Kim Herkle, Anna Kroniger, Kellie Messel and Maike Jung will be strongly represented in the final. Kellie Messel is the youngest swimmer in the final, she is 15 years old with a best time in the 200m breaststroke of 2:31,08. She reached a 4th place over the 100m breaststroke at the EYOF in Baku in 1:10,24.

Women’s 200m breaststroke
TOP 8 qualifiers

1. Jessica Steiger 1992 VFL Gladbeck 1921 02:30,39
2. Kim Herkle 2003 SV Cannstatt  02:30,62
3. Bente Fischer 1997 Neckarsulmer Sport-Union  02:31,73
4. Anna Kroniger 2000 SV Blau-Weiß Bochum 02:32,56
5. Michelle Lambert 1994 Potsdamer SV  02:32,93
6. Kellie Messel 2004 SG Mittelfranken  02:33,47
7. Maike Jung 2002 Swimteam HedDos  02:34,88
8. Marlene Hüther 1998 Neckarsulmer Sport-Union  02:35,82

At the World Championships, Philip Heintz reached the 4th place in the 200m IM and he is prequalified with this achievement for the 2020 Olympic Games. He only must prove his performance once during the German qualification period for the Olympics in 2020. Heintz suffered an injury during the World Championships and does not start at these German Championships. In today’s heats, Wassili Kuhn checked in for the 200m IM A-final with the fastest time of 2:02,95 followed by Felix Zieman in 2:04,06 and Marius Zobel in 2:04,07.

Men’s 200m IM
TOP 8 qualifiers

1. Wassili Kuhn 1999 SV Nikar Heidelberg  02:02,95
2. Felix Ziemann 1997 SC Wiesbaden 1911  02:04,06
3. Marius Zobel 1999 SC Magdeburg 02:04,07
4. Ruben Reck 1996 W98 Hannover 02:04,21
5. Nikita Rodenko 2001 SG Mittelfranken  02:04,28
6. Paul Hentschel 1997 SSG Leipzig 02:04,83
7. Ramon Klenz 1998 SG Neukölln Berlin 02:04,88
8. Thomas Rohmberger 1997 SSG Leipzig 02:05,41

Like Philip Heintz, Franziska Hentke is also pre-qualified for the 2020 Olympics. This morning she showed a solid performance over 200m butterfly, she took the top seed in 2:08,80. Her best time and the German record are 2:05,26, her season best time are 2:07,16. Emily Roloff will be the youngest participant in the final, she is 16 years old and her personal best time in the 200m butterfly is 2:16,25.

Women’s 200m butterfly
TOP 8 qualifiers

1. Franziska Hentke 1989 SC Magdeburg  02:08,80
2. Marie Brockhaus 1998 Nübad-Flipper  02:13,26
3. Carolin Morassi 2000 Aalener Sportallianz  02:16,44
4. Kathrin Demler 1996 SG Essen  02:17,06
5. Lilli Gerth 2004 TSV Bad Saulgau  02:17,86
6. Mareike Ehring 2001VFL Gladbeck 1921  02:18,42
7. Jana Markgraf 1999 SG Bayer  02:19,04
8. Emily Roloff 2003 Berliner TSC  02:19,32

After his German championship titles over 800m and 1500m freestyle, Florian Wellbrock also swam the fastest time in the 400m freestyle. He led the field into the A-final with a time of 3.51,31. His personal best time are 3:45,59. Wellbrock was also at the start yesterday over the 200m freestyle and said that he needs the basic speed from such events for the 1500m freestyle.

Florian Wellbrock and Sarah Köhler were guests in Germany’s most prestigious TV sports show “Das aktuelle Sportstudio” yesterday. They both said that Florian is very ambitious athlete and has the unconditional will to win. Köhler and Wellbrock are dating for about 2 years and live and train together in Magdeburg (Germany). While Sarah Köhler is studying law, Wellbrock completed an apprenticeship as a real estate agent. Regarding his victory bonuses, which he received for the world championship titles, he said with a smile that would be quite respectable for a monthly income for a 21-year-old. For his two world championship titles, over 10 km in open water and 1500m freestyle in the pool, he received 40.000 USD from the FINA prize money pot.

Men’s 400m freestyle
TOP 8 qualifiers

1. Florian Wellbrock 1997 SC Magdeburg 03:51,31
2. Henning Mühlleitner 1997 Neckarsulmer Sport-Union 03:56,71
3. Poul Zellmann 1995 SG Essen 03:56,74
4. Sven Schwarz 2002 W98 Hannover 03:56,88
5. Richard Braunberger 2000 SG Frankfurt 03:56,90
6. Fynn Minuth 1997 Neckarsulmer Sport-Union 03:57,23
7. Fabian Heitkemper 1997 TPSK 1925 03:57,32
8. Silas Beth 2003 SG Bad Schwartau 03:57,89
9. Christian Keber 1998 SC Wiesbaden 1911 03:59,68

The  Neckarsulmer Sport-Union grabbed the gold medal in the mixed 4x100m medley relay with Nadine Laemmler, Fabian Schwingenschlögl, Daniel Pinneker and Annika Bruhn.

Mixed 4x100m medley
RESULT

1. 1. MannschaftNeckarsulmer Sport-Union 03:49,95
2. 1. MannschaftSG Neukölln Berlin 03:57,86
3. 1. MannschaftSG Essen 03:59,51
4. 1. MannschaftSC Wiesbaden 1911 04:04,48
5. 1. MannschaftSSG Saar Max Ritter 04:08,06
6. 1. MannschaftSCW Eschborn 04:12,45
7. 1. MannschaftSGR Karlsruhe 04:12,69
8. 1. MannschaftSV Waiblingen 04:14,839

Luca Nik Armbruster won silver in the 50m butterfly and bronze in the 100m butterfly at the 2019 Junior European Championships. He and  Damian Wierling showed the fastest performances in the heats of the 50m buttterfly with a time of 24,04. Armbruster will be the youngest in the A final.

Men’s 50m butterfly
TOP 8 qualifiers

1. Luca Nik Armbruster 2001 SG Dortmund 00:24,04
1. Damian Wierling 1996 SG Essen 00:24,04
3. Ramon Klenz 1998 Deutscher Schwimm-Verband 00:24,34
4. Eric Friese 1999 Potsdamer SV 00:24,39
5. Jonas Bergmann 1995 VfL Osnabrück 00:24,42
6. Fabian Schneider 1998 1.SC Ravensburg 00:24,53
7. Fleming Redemann 2000 SG Essen 00:24,58
8. David Thomasberger 1996 SSG Leipzig 00:24,68

At the World Championships Laura Riedemann took 13th place in the 100m backstroke. Today she touched the wall in the 50m backstroke with the fastest time of 28,27 ahead of Nadine Laemmler and her sister Lena Riedemann. Laura Riedemann already won the title in the 100m backstroke, Laemmler in the 200m backstroke.

Women’s 50m backstroke
TOP 8 qualifiers

1. Laura Riedemann 1998 SV Halle Saale 00:28,27
2. Nadine Laemmler 1994 Neckarsulmer Sport-Union 00:29,13
3. Lena Riedemann 2002 SV Halle Saale 00:29,16
4. Jenny Lahl 1989 Berliner TSC 00:29,47
5. Amelie Zachenhuber 2004 SC Prinz Eugen München 00:29,60
6. Sonnele Öztürk 1998 Wasserfreunde Spandau 04 00:29,61
7. Miki van Loock 2002 SG Essen 00:29,66
8. Kim Kristin Krüger 2003 SG Dortmund 00:29,67

Melvin Imoudu claimed the top spot for the 50m breaststroke A-final with a time of 27,58 (PB 27,39) ahead of Wassili Kuhn and Fabian Schwingenschlögl. Schwingenschögl has already won the 100m breaststroke. Imoudu is the defending champion in the 50m breaststroke.

Men’s 50m breaststroke
TOP 8 qualifiers

1. Melvin Imoudu 1999 Potsdamer SV 00:27,58
2. Wassili Kuhn 1999 SV Nikar Heidelberg 00:27,76
3. Fabian Schwingenschlögl 1991 Neckarsulmer Sport-Union 00:27,79
4. Max Ziemann 1994 Neckarsulmer Sport-Union 00:27,91
5. Lucas Matzerath 2000 SG Frankfurt 00:28,03
6. Maximilian Pilger 1996 SG Essen 00:28,04
7. Philipp Brandt 1999 W98 Hannover 00:28,11
8. Urs Bludau 1998 SWV TuR Dresden 00:28,37

The last preliminary competition of these German Championships belonged to the fast men in the 50m freestyle sprint. Last year’s winner Damian Wierling didn’t participate. Thomas Fannon achieved the fastest time in 22.52 ahead of Stefano Razeto (22.87) and Jonathan Berneburg (22.91). Also in the A final is Artem Selin, who won gold over 50m freestyle in 21.83 at the 2019 European Junior Championships. The German record are 21,81, held by Damian Wierling.

Men’s 50m freestyle
TOP 8 qualifiers

1. Thomas Fannon 1998 SG Stadtwerke München 00:22,52
2. Stefano Razeto 1986 ST Erzgebirge 00:22,87
3. Jonathan Berneburg 1998 SSG Saar Max Ritter 00:22,91
4. Martin Spörlein 1997 SG Bamberg 00:23,04
5. Artem Selin 2002 Nübad-Flipper 00:23,11
6. Tim-Thorben Suck 1994 Potsdamer SV 00:23,15
7. Fabian Schneider 1998 1.SC Ravensburg 00:23,29
8. Mateus Naves Brigido 1996 Aachener SV 06 00:23,31

The fastest heat of the women’s 800m freestyle will be held in the afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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