BERLIN, Germany, April 18. THE first night of swimming at the German Olympic Trials featured a national record in the women's 100 fly.
Daniela Samulski clipped her national record in the women's 100 fly when she won the event in 58.63. That performance eclipsed her 58.75 set back in 2006. Antje Buschschulte wound up taking second in 59.03.
After claiming Michael Gross' 1984 200 free German standard during the European Championships, Paul Biedermann made a run at another long-standing national record. This time, he finished short of Uwe Dassler's 1988 national record of 3:46.95 in the men's 400 free. Biedermann did, however, wind up winning in 3:47.69, just beating out Christian Kubusch's 3:47.96.
Johannes Neumann went after Jens Kruppa's national record of 1:01.19 in the men's 100 breast from 2004, but settled for a title in 1:01.32. He had to hold off Benjamin Madeja, who finished second in 1:01.87.
Meanwhile, Yannick Lebherz picked up the men's 400 IM crown with a time of 4:21.11.
In the women's 400 freestyle, the team of Sabine Rasch, Karolina Gunther, Theresa Michalak and Daniela Schreiber won in 3:49.85.
Nicole Hetzer earned a spot in Beijing in the women's 400 IM after winning the event in 4:43.49.