Theresa Rohmann, 16, Swims World’s #1 Time in 200 IM at German Trials

By Phillip Whitten

BERLIN, June 7. SHE is young, unknown and naive — not yet aware of any limits to her speed. In other words, she is extremely dangerous.

That was the consensus in Berlin today, where 16 yeaar-old unknown Theresa Rohmann destroyed a strong field in the women's 200m IM and earned herself a first-class ticket to Athens.

Oh, yes. Her 2:12.05 is also the world's fastest time this year.

Veteran Annika Mehlhorn was a distant second at 2:16.48.

Rohmann has rocketed from obscurity in the last six months. She was unranked last year in the world's top 25 rankings. The 25th fastest time was 2:16.24. Last winter, she moved up to 12th in the world short course rankings at 2:11.15. Now her 2:12.05 long course time makes her a genuine medal contender.

The other races tonight were all close. Franzi van Almsick edged Antje Buschschulte in the 100m free, 54.96 to 54.97. Petra Dallmann was third in 55.14, followed by Britta Steffan at 55.27. The top six finishers were all within 56-hundredths of a second, ensuring that Germany, which holds the world record in the 400m free relay, will have a strong relay squad in Athens.

Nineteen year-old Marco de Carli upset the faavored veterans in the 100m back with a solid 54.76 second swim. Thomas Rupprath was runner-up in 55.31, with Steve Theloke (55.51), Steffen Driesen (55.65) and 200-meter winner Sebastian Halgasch (55.84) close behind.

The men's 200m breaststroke went to Jens Kruppa, who came from behind to win in 2:14.60. Newcomer Johannes Neumann, who led throgh 150 meters, hung on for second in 2:15.60, just ahead of onrushing Reiner Schneider (2:15.68) and Andreas Losel (2:15.83).

Jens Schreiber took the 200m free in 1:48.57, a tenth of a second ahead of Stefan Herbst, as three other men swam 1:49s.

German Nationals & Olympic Trials
Berlin, Germany
June 4-8, 2004

50 meter pool

RESULTS
DAY FOUR: June 7, 2004

Wettkampf F 25: 100 m Freistil Frauen (Women's 100m freestyle)
1. van Almsick, Franziska 78 SG Neukölln 0:54,96
2. Buschschulte, Antje 78 SC Magdeburg 0:54,97
3. Dallmann, Petra 78 SV Nikar Heidelberg 0:55,14
4. Steffen, Britta 83 SG Neukölln 0:55,27
5. Götz, Daniela 87 TSV Katzwang 05 0:55,40
6. Freitag, Meike 79 SG Frankfurt 0:55,52
7. Völker, Sandra 74 SC DHfK Leipzig 0:55,66
8. Pietsch, Janine 82 SC Delphin Ingolstadt 0:55,96

Wettkampf F 26: 100 m Rücken Männer (Men's 100m backstroke)
1. di Carli, Marco 85 SV Sigiltra Sögel 1920 0:54,76
2. Rupprath, Thomas 77 SG Bayer Wup/Uer/Dor 0:55,31
3. Theloke, Stev 78 SC Chemnitz von 1892 0:55,51
4. Driesen, Steffen 81 SG Bayer Wup/Uer/Dor 0:55,65
5. Halgasch, Sebastian 80 SC Riesa 0:55,84
6. Fahrland, Ernest 81 SwC Berlin 0:56,51
7. Weiser, Julian 84 SGS Hamburg 0:56,62
8. Winkler, Thomas 81 SSF Singen 1971 0:56,93

Wettkampf F 27: 50 m Schmetterling Frauen (Women's 50m butterfly)
1. Skrubel, Franziska 87 SSC Berlin-Reinickendorf 0:27,77
2. Uhle, Marietta 80 SG Hildesheim 0:27,90
3. Hofmann, Nele 86 DSV 0:28,02
4. Katzur, Claudia 87 SC Chemnitz von 1892 0:28,03
5. Otto, Melanie 87 SG Einheit Rathenow 0:28,12
6. Dumitru, Kathrin 80 EOSC Offenbach 0:28,18
7. Modlmayr, Anita 75 Erster Münchner Schwimmclub 0:28,36
8. Böttcher, Jenny 83 SG SR Karlsruhe 0:28,48

Wettkampf F 28: 200 m Brust Männer (Men's 200m breaststroke)
1. Kruppa, Jens 76 SC Riesa 2:14,60
1:04,99; 2:14,60;
2. Neumann, Johannes 85 DJK Sportbund Regensburg 2:15,60
1:04,56; 2:15,60;
3. Schneider, Reiner 82 VfL Sindelfingen 2:15,68
1:06,09; 2:15,68;
4. Lösel, Andreas 83 SSG 81 Erlangen 2:15,83
1:05,15; 2:15,83;
5. Lorenz, Timo 82 SwC Berlin 2:17,51
1:06,24; 2:17,51;
6. Abele, Florian 85 SV Schwäbisch Gmünd 2:18,03
1:05,88; 2:18,03;
7. Kolonko, René 81 SC Riesa 2:18,42
1:05,80; 2:18,42;
8. Schulz, Jan 85 SSV PCK 90 Schwedt 2:19,38
1:06,43; 2:19,38;

Wettkampf F 29: 200 m Lagen Frauen (Women's 200m IM)
1. Rohmann, Teresa 87 SSG 81 Erlangen 2:12,05
2. Mehlhorn, Annika 83 SG ACT/Baunatal 2:16,08
3. Hetzer, Nicole 79 SV Wacker Burghausen 2:16,83
4. Schiller, Katharina 84 SG Hildesheim 2:17,63
5. Bösing, Britta 84 SV Nikar Heidelberg 2:18,69
6. Sommerfeld, Maibritt 80 SG Bayer Wup/Uer/Dor 2:19,36
7. Gähler, Franziska 88 SG Hildesheim 2:20,72
8. Rolle, Carolin 84 SG Schwimmen Münster 2:20,97

Wettkampf F 30: 200 m Freistil Männer (Men's 200m freestyle)
1. Schreiber, Jens 82 W98 Hannover 1:48,57
0:52,65; 1:48,57;
2. Herbst, Stefan 78 SSV Leutzsch 1:48,67
0:53,12; 1:48,67;
3. Conrad, Lars 76 W98 Hannover 1:49,44
0:52,57; 1:49,44;
4. Oesterling, Johannes 83 TSV Eintracht Stadtallendorf 1:49,50
0:53,56; 1:49,50;
5. Keller, Christian 72 SG Essen 1:49,92
0:52,77; 1:49,92;
6. Hell, Heiko 80 SGS Hamburg 1:50,02
0:53,37; 1:50,02;
7. Pohl, Stefan 78 SV Halle 1:50,08
0:53,33; 1:50,08;
8. Thiele, Jens 80 SV Eidelstedt Hamburg 1:50,95
0:53,67; 1:50,95;

Wettkampf F 31: 4*200 m Freistil Frauen (Women's 4x200m freestyle relay)
1. Mannschaft, 1. 0 SG Hildesheim 8:16,74
Uhle, Marietta 80 1:00,10;
2:02,15;
Schiller, Katharina 84 3:03,91;
4:08,75;
Harstick, Sara 81 5:06,34;
6:09,39;
Linkogel, Simone 88 7:10,68;
8:16,74;
2. Mannschaft, 1. 0 SG Bayer Wup/Uer/Dor 8:27,05
Schneider, Sonja 89 1:02,29;
2:07,63;
Kossack, Pia 88 3:09,55;
4:15,80;
Sommerfeld, Maibritt 80 5:15,73;
6:19,64;
Pink, Jennifer 87 7:20,63;
8:27,05;
3. Mannschaft, 1. 0 SC Chemnitz von 1892 8:34,45
Lasch, Sandra 82 1:01,45;
2:06,25;
Abiru, Yui 84 3:07,25;
4:14,83;
Katzur, Claudia 87 5:15,79;
6:25,17;
Maulitz, Sindy 87 7:27,33;
8:34,45;
4. Mannschaft, 1. 0 SSG Saar Max-Ritter 8:44,27
Biehler, Ines 89 1:03,95;
2:11,74;
Baus, Lena 88 3:14,67;
4:26,10;
Simmet, Marlene 87 5:29,12;
6:37,84;
Schäfer, Sabrina 86 7:38,93;
8:44,27;
5. Mannschaft, 1. 0 SG Hanse Bremen 8:44,65
Biere, Yvo 82 1:03,77;
2:12,09;
Biere, Maike 85 3:13,50;
4:20,52;
Richard, Irina 90 5:25,35;
6:36,12;
Ehmcke, Jaana 87 7:37,66;
8:44,65;
6. Mannschaft, 1. 0 SG Siegen 8:47,88
Blömer, Marit 84 1:04,30;
2:12,43;
Kollmann, Sinja 89 3:15,11;
4:23,15;
Frank, Leah 88 5:27,19;
6:37,10;
Borinski, Anne 80 7:39,51;
8:47,88;
7. Mannschaft, 1. 0 Telekom-Post-SG Köln 8:52,78
Seufert, Kathrin 88 1:03,09;
2:11,67;
Balzer, Katharina 88 3:17,29;
4:27,99;
Chorfi, Safia 87 5:30,91;
6:40,80;
Seufert, Sarah 84 7:43,41;
8:52,78;
8. Mannschaft, 1. 0 SG Steglitz Berlin 8:53,30
Sturzebecher, Nancy 89 1:04,12;
2:15,15;
Chahed, Nadia 88 3:18,07;
4:29,04;
Nowak, Fabiola 87 5:31,63;
6:44,05;
Chahed, Sarah 88 7:47,06;
8:53,30;

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