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Several German records set at the start of the Berlin Swim Open.


At the start of the Berlin Swim Open there were three German records. Swimmer Angelina Köhler (Neukölln) improved the previous record set by Alexandra Wank from 2016 by seven tenths of a second over the 100 meter butterfly in 57.22 seconds.

Köhler’s club colleague Ole Braunschweig was over 50 meters backstroke in 24.57 seconds, one hundredth of a second faster than in his record run in the World Cup final in Budapest a year ago.

In the last race of the day, Florian Wellbrock also swam the German record and the best time of the year over 1500 meters freestyle. At 14:34.89 minutes, the man from Magdeburg improved his best time from 2018 by almost one and a half seconds.

“My coach Bernd Berkhahn and I agreed that I was overdue for a 1,500-meter record,” said Wellbrock. “It’s definitely a good time for the end of April.”

All three athletes had already qualified for the World Championships in Fukuoka (July 14th to 30th). The Berlin event is the last chance to set the standard times for the World Cup.

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